Crystal structure of La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 ceramics

Ick Kyu Choi, Bum Joon Cho, Jong Hoo Paik, Sahn Nahm, Jung Seok Kim, Hwack Joo Lee, Hyun Min Park, Jae Dong Byun, Byung Guk Ahn

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The crystal structure of La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 has been analyzed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and Rietveld refinement using X-ray and neutron powder diffraction patterns. According to our analysis, La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 has the 1:1 ordered monoclinic P21/n structure, contrary to the results of previous works which suggest a 1:1 ordered rhombohedral R3̄ or orthorhombic Pbnm structure. The lattice parameters of La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 are a = 5.6052, b = 5.6482, c = 7.9414 angstroms, and β = 89.9501°. Monoclinic La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 is distorted by the inphase and the antiphase tilting of octahedra with the a-a-c+ tilting system. The antiparallel shift of A-site cations was also found in La(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-928
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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