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New ideas for understanding the structure and magnetism in AgF2: prediction of ferroelasticity

Abstract: In the search for new high-temperature superconductors, it has been proposed that there are strong similarities between the fluoroargentate AgF2 and the cuprate La2CuO4. We explored the origin of the possible layered structure of AgF2 by studying its parent high-symmetry phase and comparing these results with those of a seemingly analogous cuprate, CuF2. Our findings first stress the large differences between CuF2 and AgF2. Indeed, the parent structure of AgF2 is found to be cubic, naturally devoid of any layering, even though Ag2+ ions occupy trigonal sites that, nevertheless, allow the existence of a Jahn-Teller effect. The observed Pbca orthorhombic phase is found when the system is cooperatively distorted by a local E?e trigonal Jahn-Teller effect around the silver sites that creates both geometrical and magnetic layering. While the distortion implies that two Ag2+- F- bonds increase their distance by 15% and become softer, our simulations indicate that covalent bonding and interlayer electron hopping is strong, unlike the situation in cuprate superconductors, and that, in fact, exfoliation of individual planes might be a harder task than previously suggested. As a salient feature, these results prove that the actual magnetic structure in AgF2 is a direct consequence of vibronic contributions involved in the Jahn-Teller effect. Finally, our findings show that, due to the multiple minima intrinsic to the Jahn-Teller energy surface, the system is ferroelastic, a property that is strongly coupled to magnetism in this argentate.

 Autoría: Sánchez-Movellán I., Moreno-Ceballos J., García-Fernández P., Aramburu J.A., Moreno M.,

 Fuente: Chemistry - A European Journal, 2021, 27(54), 13582-13590

 Editorial: Wiley-VCH Verlag

 Fecha de publicación: 01/09/2021

 Nº de páginas: 9

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101865

 ISSN: 0947-6539,1521-3765

 Proyecto español: PGC2018-096955-B-C41

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202101865