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Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of double perovskites Sr2RNbO6 (R = Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Y, Tm, and Lu)

  • W. Wong-Ng (a1), J. A. Kaduk (a2), S. H. Lapidus (a3), L. Ribaud (a3) and S. P. Diwanji (a1)...


A series of double-perovskite oxides, Sr2RNbO6 (R = Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Y, Tm, and Lu) were prepared and their crystal structure and powder diffraction reference patterns were determined using the Rietveld analysis technique. The crystal structure of each of the Sr2RNbO6 phase is reported in this paper. The R = Gd, Ho, and Lu samples were studied using synchrotron radiation, while R = Sm, Dy, Y, and Tm samples were studied using laboratory X-ray diffraction. Members of Sr2RNbO6 are monoclinic with a space group of P21/n and are isostructural with each other. Following the trend of “lanthanide contraction”, from R = Sm to Lu, the lattice parameters “a” of these compounds decreases from 5.84672(10) to 5.78100(3) Å, b from 5.93192(13) to 5.80977(3) Å, c from 8.3142(2) to 8.18957(5) Å, and V decreases from 288.355(11) to 275.057(2) Å3. In this double-perovskite series, the R3+ and Nb5+ ions are structurally ordered. The average Nb–O bond length is nearly constant, while the average R–O bond length decreases with the decreasing ionic radius of R3+. Powder diffraction patterns for these compounds have been submitted to the Powder Diffraction File (PDF).


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Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of double perovskites Sr2RNbO6 (R = Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Y, Tm, and Lu)

  • W. Wong-Ng (a1), J. A. Kaduk (a2), S. H. Lapidus (a3), L. Ribaud (a3) and S. P. Diwanji (a1)...


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