Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session H71: Poster Session II (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Room: Exhibit Hall C/D
Abstract: H71.00314 : Structural Determination of Frustrated Double Perovskites Ba2EuMoO6 and Ba2PrMoO6*
Nicholas La Manna
Double perovskites of composition A2BB′O6, with ’rock-salt’ order of magnetic B’ ions, potentially exhibit frustration. Double perovskites are of particular interest due to their chemical versatility, enabling the synthesis of compounds with divergent chemical and magnetic properties, providing great potential to yield new insights into frustration physics.
We have studied the structure of two double perovskites, Ba2EuMoO6 and Ba2PrMoO6, using X-ray diffraction. After encountering difficulties evidenced by peak splitting, a sample of Ba2YMoO6 was synthesized in order to test and refine the synthesis process. The Pr sample showed evidence of structural distortion while the Eu shows promise for future refinement.
*JPC acknowledges the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for financial support (CCSA #23314). NL acknowledges the Niedbala Family Fellowship and the Villanova Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) for financial support.
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