The crystal structure of Ba3CuRu2O9 and comparison to Ba3MRu2O9 (M=In, Co, Ni, and Fe)

J. T. Rijssenbeek, Q. Huang, R. W. Erwin, H. W. Zandbergen, R. J. Cava

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The crystal structure of Ba3CuRu2O9, determined by powder neutron diffraction, is reported for temperatures of 18-295 K. Structural refinements by powder neutron diffraction for the previously reported compounds Ba3MRu2O9 for M=Fe, Co, Ni, and In are also reported. All structures consist of pairs of face-shared RuO6 octahedra interconnected by corner-sharing MO6 octahedra. For Ba3CuRu2O9, Jahn-Teller distortion of the CuO6 octahedra leads to an orthorhombic symmetry structure of space group Cmcm with a=5.6723(1), b=10.1722(3), and c=14.1575(3) Å at 295 K. For Ba3FeRu2O9, site occupancy disorder is found. Magnetic ordering is observed below 100, 105, and 110 K for M=Cu, Ni, and Co, respectively. The magnetic structures at low temperatures for M=Co and Ni are described and compared to previous reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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