Structural Correlations in Jahn-Teller Systems of Mn3+ and Cu2+: Unraveling Local Structures through Spectroscopic Techniques

Abstract: An experimental correlation study between the low-symmetry 3d orbital splitting pattern, ?e and ?t, determined by optical spectroscopy, and the local distortion ?, determined by X-ray diffraction, for different Cu2+ and Mn3+ fluorides and chlorides is presented. Single crystals of different dimensionalities were explored, some of them studied under high-pressure conditions. The collection of structural and spectroscopic data provides structural correlations relating ? and ?e and ?t in Cu2+ and Mn3+ systems, showing that ?e (and ?t) scales with ?. Such correlations can be used to estimate local distortions of Cu2+ (or Mn3+) introduced as impurities in different chloride and fluoride host lattices from spectroscopic data. The results can be interpreted in the framework of the Jahn?Teller theory and provide support for the proposed structural scenario. The influence of the crystal anisotropy in the local structure is analyzed as well and compared with transition metal ion systems having E?e Jahn?Teller (Cu2+, Mn3+) and singly orbital (Ni2+, Mn2+, Fe3+) ground states in octahedral symmetry.

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 Fuente: Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124(41), 2020, p. 22692-2270

Editorial: American Chemical Society

 Año de publicación: 2020

Nº de páginas: 12

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c07243

ISSN: 1932-7447,1932-7455

Proyecto español: PGC2018-101464-B-I00 ; RED2018-102612-T ; BES2016-079119

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c07243