Crystal structure of the parent misfit-layered cobalt oxide [Sr2O2]qCoO2

T. Nagai*, K. Sakai, M. Karppinen, T. Asaka, K. Kimoto, A. Yamazaki, H. Yamauchi, Y. Matsui


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The crystal structure of our newly discovered Sr-Co-O phase is investigated in detail through high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) techniques. Electron diffraction (ED) measurement together with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis show that an ampoule-synthesized sample contains an unknown Sr-Co-O ternary phase with monoclinic symmetry and the cation ratio of Sr/Co=1. From HREM images a layered structure with a regular stacking of a CdI2-type CoO2 sheet and a rock-salt-type Sr2O2 double-layered block is observed, which confirms that the phase is the parent of the more complex "misfit-layered (ML)" cobalt oxides of [MmA2Om+2]qCoO2 with the formula of [Sr2O2]qCoO2, i.e. m = 0. It is revealed that the misfit parameter q is 0.5, i.e. the two sublattices of the CoO2 sheet and the Sr2O2 block coexist to form a commensurate composite structure. We propose a structural model with monoclinic P21/m symmetry, which is supported by simulations of ED patterns and HREM images based on dynamical diffraction theory.

ジャーナルJournal of Solid State Chemistry
出版ステータスPublished - 2006 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • セラミックおよび複合材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 無機化学
  • 材料化学


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