DC and ac magnetization, resistivity, specific-heat, and neutron-diffraction data reveal that stoichiometric LaFePO is metallic and non-superconducting above T=0.35K, with γ=12.5 mJ mol K2. Neutron-diffraction data at room temperature and T=10K are well described by the stoichiometric, tetragonal ZrCuSiAs structure, and show no signs of structural distortions or long-range magnetic ordering to an estimated detectability limit of 0.07 μB /Fe. We propose a model based on the shape of the iron-pnictide tetrahedron that explains the differences between LaFePO and LaFeAsO, the parent compound of the recently discovered high-Tc oxyarsenides, which, in contrast, shows both structural and spin-density wave transitions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 29 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics