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Phase transitions and optical properties of the trigonal perovskite (CH3NH3)2TeCl6

Liu, Yuhan; Chen, Zizhen; Cockcroft, Jeremy Karl; Hayward, Michael Andrew; Henry, Paul Francis; Perry, Robin S; Palgrave, Robert; (2022) Phase transitions and optical properties of the trigonal perovskite (CH3NH3)2TeCl6. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 10.1039/D2TC02372E. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Vacancy-ordered double perovskites A2BX6 are attracting attention due to the isolated octahedra making them an ideal playground for studying perovskite structure-property relationships. MA2TeCl6 single crystals have been successfully grown from solution. X-ray structure experiments as a function of temperature have demonstrated two structural phase transitions: from cubic Fm‾3m (high temperature, phase I) to trigonal P‾3m1 (intermediate temperature, phase II) at 460 K and then to trigonal P‾31c (low temperature, phase III) at 200 K. Intriguingly, we observe a negative thermal expansion for the c-axis in phase II believed to caused by dynamic tilting of the C‒N bond in the MA+ ion. We have modified and extended the calculation of the Brown radii ratio in the perovskites to include hybrid A2BX6 compounds by selecting the shortest A‒X distance for the ratio equation. We find that for ratios between 0.89 and 1.17, typically the Fm‾3m cubic structure is observed, while for ratios above 1.17, mostly distorted structures are found.

Type: Article
Title: Phase transitions and optical properties of the trigonal perovskite (CH3NH3)2TeCl6
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1039/D2TC02372E
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1039/D2TC02372E
Language: English
Additional information: © Royal Society of Chemistry 2022. Original content in this article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10152234
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