High-pressure and high-temperature synthesis of a novel perovskite compound: Magnetic and electric properties of the rhodium oxide SrRhO3
Novel perovskite compound SrRhO3 was synthesized in a polycrystalline form by high-pressure technique at 6 GPa and 1500 °C, followed by measurements of magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity, thermopower, and specific heat. Powder x-ray diffraction study found the slightly distorted perovskite structure, GdFeO3-type, to be likely to SrRhO3; space group was Pnma and lattice parameters were a = 5.5394(2) Å, b = 7.8539 (3) Å, and c = 5.5666(2) Å. Oxygen vacancies in the perovskite were quantitatively investigated by thermogravimetric analysis and then found either absent or at least insignificant. The title compound shows a Fermi-liquid behavior in its electrical resistivity. The magnetic susceptibility is large [ Χ(300) ∼ 1.1 × 10-3 emu/mol-Rh], and the characteristics seem to be intermediate between enhanced Pauli- and Curie-Weiss-type paramagnetism.
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Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Yamaura, K., Young, D., & Takayama-Muromachi, E. (2002). High-pressure and high-temperature synthesis of a novel perovskite compound: Magnetic and electric properties of the rhodium oxide SrRhO3. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 718, 9-13. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/physics_astronomy_pubs/5993