Bi 0.75Sr 0.25FeO 3-δ: Revealing order/disorder phenomena by combining diffraction techniques

E. Pachoud, Y. Bréard, C. Martin, A. Maignan, A. M. Abakumov, E. Suard, R. I. Smith, M. R. Suchomel

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The local and long range structure of polycrystalline samples of Bi 0.75Sr 0.25FeO 3-δ has been probed by neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction coupled with transmission electron microscopy. It is found that the long range structure on average can be described by the cubic space group Pm-3m ( ap≅3.951). However, the refinements revealed large atomic displacements for the (Bi, Sr) cations and the oxygen atoms from their ideal positions. The electron microscopy study indicates the existence of local phenomena like local ordering of oxygen vacancies, which are segregated at the randomly spaced parallel (FeO 2-δ) planes, or the existence of region of different symmetry, probably R3c. At room temperature, the compound exhibits G-type antiferromagnetism ( TN≅650K) with a magnetic moment of ≅3.7 μB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Magnetically ordered materials
  • C. Crystal structure and symmetry
  • D. Order-disorder effects


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