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Synthesis of new (Bi, La)(3)MSb(2)O(11) phases (M = Cr, Mn, Fe) with KSbO(3)-type structure and their magnetic and photocatalytic properties

Ramesha, K and Prakash, AS and Sathiya, M and Madras, Giridhar and Shukla, AK (2011) Synthesis of new (Bi, La)(3)MSb(2)O(11) phases (M = Cr, Mn, Fe) with KSbO(3)-type structure and their magnetic and photocatalytic properties. In: Bulletin of Materials Science, 34 (2). pp. 271-277.

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Abstract

Synthesis and structure of new (Bi, La)(3)MSb(2)O(11) phases (M = Cr, Mn, Fe) are reported in conjunction with their magnetic and photocatalytic properties. XRD refinements reflect that Bi(3)CrSb(2)O(11), Bi(2)LaCrSb(2)O(11), Bi(2)LaMnSb(2)O(11) and Bi(2)LaFeSb(2)O(11) adopt KSbO(3)-type structure (space group, Pn (3) over bar). The structure can be described through three interpenetrating networks where the first is the (M/Sb)O(6) octahedral network and other two are the identical networks having Bi(6)O(4) composition. The magnetic measurements on Bi(2)LaCrSb(2)O(11) and Bi(2)LaMnSb(2)O(11) show paramagnetic behaviour with magnetic moments close to the expected spin only magnetic moments of Cr(+3) and Mn(+3). The UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectra are broad and indicate that these materials possess a bandgap of similar to 2 eV. The photocatalytic activity of these materials has been investigated by degrading Malachite Green (MG) under exposure to UV light.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: A(3)B(3)O(11);KSbO(3);magnetism;synthesis;crystal structure; photocatalysis
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 05:30
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 05:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40558

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