On the structural phase transitions and optical properties of Sr2Sr1-xCaxTeO6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) ceramics


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Output type: Journal article

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Author list: Tamraoui Y., El Bachraoui F., Mirinioui F., Louihi S., Alami J., Saadoune I., El hachmi A., Lazor P., Manoun B.

Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Journal of Electroceramics (1385-3449)

ISSN: 1385-3449

eISSN: 1573-8663

URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85105595350&origin=inward

Languages: English (EN-GB)


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Abstract

A series of double-perovskite oxides Sr2Sr1-xCaxTeO6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) samples have been prepared in order to study the effect of composition on phase formation and the related optical properties. The objective of this work is to study the possibility of calcium insertion with different percentages since calcium in known to enhance the electrical properties. In this work a well detailed structure and phase transitions investigation of the compounds were conducted and probed by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy techniques at room temperature. Both Rietveld refinements and Raman studies revealed that two phase transitions took place as the calcium amount x increases; a first from a triclinic to a hexagonal in the range 0.1 < x < 0.25 and a second from the hexagonal to a monoclinic structure in the range 0.5 < x < 0.6. The optical absorption α(λ) was also determined as a function of calcium content in the series samples using UV-vis analysis. It was revealed that a remarkable change occured in the cut-off wavelength, confirming the sequence of phase transitions C1 → R3 ¯ m → P21/n. The optical band gap measurements showed that the triclinic Sr3TeO6 and the monoclinic Sr2CaTeO6 phases have band gap values of 2.75 and 2.81 eV, respectively. When the calcium increased to x = 0.25 (Sr2.75Ca0.25TeO6), remarkable decrease of the band gap value was observed, with Eg = 2.627 eV.


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Crystal structure, double perovskite, Inorganic compounds, Optical band gap, phase transition, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction


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