A highly oxygen deficient perovskite, BaBi0.28Co 0.72O2.2, was synthesized by solid state reaction. The crystal structure was determined by means of neutron and x-ray powder diffraction. The material exhibits semiconducting behavior with an energy gap of 1.8eV. The electron diffraction study does not reveal long range Bi:Co ordering; instead it shows the existence of short range ordering in this phase. The AC and DC magnetic susceptibility studies reveal cluster-glass behavior, which has its origin in the interacting ferromagnetic clusters present.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics