Abstract: The structural state and crystal structure of Lu(1−x)ScxFeO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) compounds prepared by a chemical route based on a modified sol–gel method were investigated using X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, as well as scanning electron microscopy. It was observed that chemical doping with Sc ions led to a structural phase transition from the orthorhombic structure to the hexagonal structure via a wide two-phase concentration region of 0.1 < x < 0.45. An increase in scandium content above 80 mole% led to the stabilization of the non-perovskite bixbyite phase specific for the compound ScFeO3. The concentration stability of the different structural phases, as well as grain morphology, were studied depending on the chemical composition and synthesis conditions. Based on the data obtained for the analyzed samples, a composition-dependent phase diagram was constructed.


Title: Crystal Structure and Concentration-Driven Phase Transitions in Lu(1−x)ScxFeO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) Prepared by the Sol–Gel Method

Authors: Andrius Pakalniškis, Denis O. Alikin, Anton P. Turygin, Alexander L. Zhaludkevich, Maxim V. Silibin, Dmitry V. Zhaludkevich, Gediminas Niaura, Aleksej Zarkov, Ramūnas Skaudžius, Dmitry V. Karpinsky, Aivaras Kareiva

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031048   Materials (2022) 15(3), 1048


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