Study on the solid solution of YMn1-xFexO3: Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties

S. L. Samal, W. Green, S. E. Lofland, K. V. Ramanujachary, D. Das, A. K. Ganguli

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The solid solution of YMn1-xFexO3 (x=0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1.0) was synthesized from the citrate precursor route. The hexagonal crystal structure related to YMnO3 was stable for x≤0.3. Rietveld refinement was carried out on the composition for x=0.3 and was refined to a major hexagonal phase (∼97%) with 3% of orthorhombic Y(Fe/Mn)O3 phase. The a-axis lattice constant increases and the c-axis lattice constant decreases with x for x≤0.2. The increase in the c-axis lattice constant at x=0.3 could be due to the doping of significant amount of d5 ion (high spin Fe3+ ion) in a trigonal bipyramidal crystal field. The detailed structural, magnetic and dielectric properties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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