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Phase stability of the layered oxide, Ca2Mn3O8; probing interlayer shearing at high pressure

Vera Stimpson, Laura J., Etherdo-Sibley, Kevin J. W., Ridley, Christopher J., Bull, Craig L., Arnold, Donna C. (2020) Phase stability of the layered oxide, Ca2Mn3O8; probing interlayer shearing at high pressure. Materials Advances, 1 (6). pp. 1841-1848. ISSN 2633-5409. (doi:10.1039/d0ma00464b) (KAR id:91643)

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Abstract

We have performed high–pressure neutron diffraction studies on the layered oxide, Ca2Mn3O8. Studies up to approximately 6 GPa at temperatures of 120 and 290 K demonstrate that there are no structural phase transitions within this pressure range. Fits of the unit–cell volume to a Birch-Murngahan

equation of state gives values for the bulk modulus of 137(2) GPa and 130(2) GPa at temperatures of 290 K and 120 K respectively possibly suggesting that Ca2Mn3O8 is more compressible at

lower temperature. Furthermore, compression along the principal axes are anisotropic on the local

scale. Comparison of individual bond lengths and bond angle environments further demonstrate that

compression is complex and likely results in a shearing of the layers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/d0ma00464b
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Chemistry and Forensics
Depositing User: Donna Arnold
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 11:47 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91643 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arnold, Donna C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0239-5790
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