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Crystal Chemistry of CdIn2S4, MgIn2S4, and MnIn2S4 Thiospinels under High Pressure

DOI: 10.1021/jp303164k DOI Help

Authors: D. Santamaria-perez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) , Monica Amboage (Diamond Light Source) , F. J. Manjon (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) , Daniel Errandonea (Universidad de Valencia) , A. Munoz (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) , P. Rodriguez-hernandez (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) , A. Mujica (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) , S. Radescu (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) , V. V. Ursaki (Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova) , I. M. Tiginyanu (Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Physical Chemistry C , VOL 116 (26) , PAGES 14078-14087

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2012

Abstract: We report X-ray diffraction measurements in CdIn2S4, MgIn2S4, and MnIn2S4 thiospinels at room temperature and high pressures. The pressure dependences of the structural parameters have been determined and compared to those from theoretical calculations. It is found that the three thiospinels have similar bulk moduli (B0) between 75 and 80 GPa (B0′ ∼ 3). The degree of inversion of these thiospinels has also been determined. The three thiospinels undergo a phase transition toward a defect LiTiO2-type structure above 9.5, 8.3, and 6.8 GPa in CdIn2S4, MgIn2S4, and MnIn2S4, respectively. Interestingly, the low- and high-pressure phases belong to the same symmetry group (Fd-3m), the transition mechanism being associated to the migration of the tetrahedrally coordinated cations to a Wyckoff position of higher multiplicity, where these cations present an octahedral environment. The new postspinel phase exhibits a larger compressibility than the spinel phase for the three compounds, likely due to the presence of stoichiometric vacancies in the unit cell as it occurs for defect chalcopyrites and stannites. The relation between the bulk and the polyhedral compressibilities is discussed as well.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Physics

Facility: ESRF