TY - JOUR

T1 - Anomalous Pr ordering and the systematic variation of(Pr) for the Hg-1212-type systems

AU - Chou, C.

AU - Hsu, Y.

AU - Shieh, J.

AU - Lee, T.

AU - Ku, H.

AU - Ho, J.

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - Structural, magnetic, and calorimetric studies have been made to reveal an anomalous Pr antiferromagnetic ordering at (Formula presented)(Pr) of 6 K in (Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented). This compound has the Hg-1212-type tetragonal structure with lattice parameters a=3.8532 Å and c=12.1199 Å. X-ray Rietveld refinement yields a Pr-O bond length d(Pr-O) of 2.492 Å between Pr and oxygen in the adjacent (Formula presented) layers and an O-Pr-O bond angle of 101.3°. The low-temperature magnetic entropy associated with the Pr ordering is only about 10% of Rln3 expected for (Formula presented) with a quasitriplet ground state, suggesting a more two-dimensional-like ordering process. This result supports the earlier observation of a systematic dependence of (Formula presented)(Pr) on Pr-O bond length in various M(Ba, Sr(Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented) (M=Cu, Hg, Tl, Pb) 1212-type Pr compounds. This in turn points to the importance of a superexchange magnetic coupling mechanism.

AB - Structural, magnetic, and calorimetric studies have been made to reveal an anomalous Pr antiferromagnetic ordering at (Formula presented)(Pr) of 6 K in (Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented). This compound has the Hg-1212-type tetragonal structure with lattice parameters a=3.8532 Å and c=12.1199 Å. X-ray Rietveld refinement yields a Pr-O bond length d(Pr-O) of 2.492 Å between Pr and oxygen in the adjacent (Formula presented) layers and an O-Pr-O bond angle of 101.3°. The low-temperature magnetic entropy associated with the Pr ordering is only about 10% of Rln3 expected for (Formula presented) with a quasitriplet ground state, suggesting a more two-dimensional-like ordering process. This result supports the earlier observation of a systematic dependence of (Formula presented)(Pr) on Pr-O bond length in various M(Ba, Sr(Formula presented)(Formula presented)(Formula presented) (M=Cu, Hg, Tl, Pb) 1212-type Pr compounds. This in turn points to the importance of a superexchange magnetic coupling mechanism.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.53.6729

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.53.6729

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0000409079

SN - 1098-0121

VL - 53

SP - 6729

EP - 6733

JO - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

JF - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

IS - 10

ER -