We report on the structural phase transition found in Ca10(Ir4As8)(Fe2-xIrxAs2)5, which exhibits superconductivity at 16 K. The c-axis parameter is doubled below a structural transition temperature of approximately 100 K, while the tetragonal symmetry with the space group P4/n (No. 85) is unchanged at all temperatures measured. Our synchrotron X-ray diffraction study clearly shows iridium ions at a non-coplanar position shift along the z-direction at the structural phase transition. We discuss the fact that iridium displacements affect superconductivity in Fe2As2 layers.
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