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Electron- Spin-Resonance studies of phase transitions in double propionates

Bhat, SV and Dhar, V and Srinivasan, R (1982) Electron- Spin-Resonance studies of phase transitions in double propionates. In: Ferroelectrics, 40 (1-2). pp. 49-52.

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Detailed ESR investigations of Mn2+ substituting for Ca2+ in Ca2Sr(C2H5COO)6, (DSP) and Ca2Pb(C2H5COO)6, (DLP) and Ca2Ba(C2H5COO)6, (DBP), in single crystals and powders, over the temperature range from 300°C to -180°C have been carried out to study the successive phase transitions in these compounds. Spectra have been analyzed in terms of axial spin Hamiltonians and the temperature dependences of the parameters studied. Across the I-II transition, new physically and chemically inequivalent sites appear indicating the disappearance of the diad axes on which the propionate groups are located, bringing out the connection between the motional states of the propionate groups and the occurrence of ferroelectricity. The II-III transition also causes chemically inequivalent sites to develop, indicating that the transitions may not be isomorphous as believed previously. Similarities and dissimilarities of the ESR spectra of DLP, DSP and DBP are discussed in relation to the phase transitions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Ferroelectrics
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009 04:49
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2009 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22513

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