Complex crystal symmetry variation is observed for the oxygenated PrBa2-xLaxCu3O7+y system (0≤x≤1, -0.12≤y≤0.39). Powder X-ray Rietveld analysis indicates that the crystal structure changes from the PrBa2Cu3O7 or CuBa2PrCu2O7 1212C-type (C for chain) orthorhombic O(I)-phase (space group Pmmm) to 1212-type tetragonal T-phase (P4/mmm) around x = 0.45, and then to a new 1212-type of orthorhombic O(II)-phase (Cmmm) around x = 0.65. However, regardless of the structural change, anomalous Pr ordering temperature TN(Pr) decreases monotonically from 18 K for PrBa2Cu3O6.88 to 2.8 K for PrBa1.3La0.7Cu3O7.24. The increasing Pr-O bond length with decreasing TN indicates that Pr ordering is closely correlated with the wave function overlap between Pr-4f orbital and O-2pπ orbital in the CuO2 bi-layers.
|頁（從 - 到）||892-893|
|期刊||Physica B: Condensed Matter|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2000 六月 1|
|事件||Yamada Conference LI - The International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES '99) - Nagano, Jpn|
持續時間: 1999 八月 24 → 1999 八月 28
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