Electronic phase diagram of Li xCoO 2 revisited with potentiostatically deintercalated single crystals

T. Y. Ou-Yang, F. T. Huang, G. J. Shu, W. L. Lee, M. W. Chu, H. L. Liu, F. C. Chou

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Abstract

Electronic phase diagram of Li xCoO 2 has been reexamined using potentiostatically de-intercalated single-crystal samples. Stable phases of x∼0.87, 0.72, 0.53, 0.50, 0.43, and 0.33 were found and isolated for physical property studies. A-type and chain-type antiferromagnetic orderings have been suggested from magnetic susceptibility measurement results in x∼0.87 and 0.50 below approximately 10 and 200 K, respectively, similar to those found in Na xCoO 2 system. There is no Li vacancy superlattice ordering observed at room temperature for the electronically stable phase Li 0.72CoO 2 as revealed by synchrotron x-ray Laue diffraction. The peculiar magnetic anomaly near ∼175 K as often found in powder samples of x∼0.46-0.78 cannot be isolated through this single-crystal potentiostatic method, which supports the previously proposed explanation to be a surface stabilized phase of significant thermal hysteresis and aging character.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035120
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 24

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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