1:1 Ca2+:Cu2+ A‐site order in a ferrimagnetic double double perovskite

Elena Solana-madruga, Padraig S. Kearins, Clemens Ritter, Angel M. Arevalo-lopez, John Paul Attfield

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Cation ordering in ABX 3 perovskites is important to structural, physical and chemical properties. Here we report discovery of CaCuFeReO 6 with the tetragonal AA’BB’O 6 double double perovskite structure that was previously only reported for A’ = Mn compositions. CaCuFeReO 6 occurs in the same phase field as CaCu 3 Fe 2 Re 2 O 12 demonstrating that different A-cation ordered peroskites may be obtained in the same chemical system. CaCuFeReO 6 has ferrimagnetic order of Fe, Re and Cu spins below T C = 567 K, in contrast to Mn analogues where the Mn spins order separately at much lower temperatures. The magnetoresistance of CaCuFeReO 6 displays low-field ‘butterfly’ hysteresis with an unusual change from negative to positive values as field increases. Many more AA’BB’O 6 double double perovskites may be accessible for A’ = Cu and other divalent transition metals at high pressure, so the presently known phases likely represent only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for this family.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Early online date8 Aug 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Aug 2022


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