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A-site strain and displacement in Ba1-xCaxTiO3 and Ba1-xSrxTiO3 and the consequences for the curie temperature

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© 2014 American Chemical Society.Classical computer simulations are performed on the whole solid solution range of Ba1-xCaxTiO3 (BCT) and Ba1-xSrxTiO3 (BST). The enthalpies and volumes of mixing are produced, and a full local structural analysis is performed. The simulations demonstrate that large degrees of disorder form in the BCT solid solution which leads to distortions in the TiO6 octahedra. Comparing the positions of Sr in BST and Ca in BCT, the position of the Sr cation is largely central within the dodecahedra while the position of the Ca is significantly off-center in many configurations. The relaxation is associated with a shift toward an eight coordinate site compared to a 12 coordinate cation. An empirical model is fitted for predicting the Curie Temperature of the solid solution based on the local structure which shows excellent agreement with experimental values.

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Author(s): Dawson JA, Sinclair DC, Harding JH, Freeman CL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemistry of Materials

Year: 2014

Volume: 26

Issue: 21

Pages: 6104-6112

Print publication date: 11/11/2014

Online publication date: 14/10/2014

Acceptance date: 16/09/2014

ISSN (print): 0897-4756

ISSN (electronic): 1520-5002

Publisher: American Chemical Society


DOI: 10.1021/cm502158n


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