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High-pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction study of RMnO3 (R=Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy) upto 50 GPa

Muthu, c and Midgley, AE and Scott, PR and Kruger, MB and Sahu, JR and Sood, AK and Rao, CNR (2012) High-pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction study of RMnO3 (R=Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy) upto 50 GPa. In: 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PRESSURE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (AIRAPT-23), SEP 25-30, 2011, Bhabha Atom Res Ctr (BARC), Mumbai, INDIA.

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We have carried out synchrotron based high-pressure x-ray diffraction study of orthorhombic EuMnO3, GdMnO3, TbMnO3 and DyMnO3 up to 54.4, 41.6, 47.0 and 50.2 GPa, respectively. The diffraction peaks of all the four manganites shift monotonically to higher diffraction angles and the crystals retain the orthorhombic structure till the highest pressure. We have fitted the observed volume versus pressure data with the Birch-Murnaghan equation of state and determined the bulk modulus to be 185 +/- 6 GPa, 190 +/- 16 GPa, 188 +/- 9 GPa and 192 +/- 8 GPa for EuMnO3, GdMnO3, TbMnO3 and DyMnO3, respectively. The bulk modulus of EuMnO3 is comparable to other manganites, in contrast to theoretical predictions.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Journal of Physics Conference Series
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012 11:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45186

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