Neutron Powder Diffraction Study of the Effect of Mn-Doping on SrTiO3
The effect of manganese doping on the magnetic and structural properties of strontiumtitanate (SrTiO3) was studied. Neutron powder diffraction, x-ray diffraction, magneticmeasurements, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy of x-rays wereutilized. Air-sintered Sr(MnxTi1-x)O3 (SMT) with x = 0:02 and x = 0:05 were homogeneoussingle phase orthorhombic (space group Pbnm) perovskite samples. The symmetry was orthorhombicalready at room temperature, and no symmetry change was observed down to 11K. An anomaly in the magnetic susceptibility was observed in x = 0:02 sample at 75 K. Incontrast to earlier reports, no ferromagnetism was observed.
B. J. Ruck and T. Kemmitt
Y. Fujioka et al., "Neutron Powder Diffraction Study of the Effect of Mn-Doping on SrTiO3", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 700, pp. 28-32, 2012