Modulated structure of the pseudohexagonal InFe1-x-4δTix+3δO3+x/2 (x = 0.61) composite crystal

Yuichi Michiue*, Mitsuko Onoda, Mamoru Watanabe, Francisco Brown, Noboru Kimizuka

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The structure of pseudohexagonal-type InFe1-x-4δTix+3δO3+x/2 (x = 0.61, δ = 0.04), indium iron titanium oxide, was refined on the basis of a four-dimensional superspace group. The crystal has a compositely modulated structure consisting of two orthorhombic subsystems mutually incommensurate in b. The first subsystem InFe1-x-4δTix+3δO2 has a delafossite structure with lattice parameters a = 5.835 (3), b1 = 3.349 (1) and c = 12.082 (7) Å. The second subsystem with b2 = 2.568 (6) Å consists of O atoms. The superspace group of the overall structure is Ccmm(1, 1.305, 0)s00, which can be converted to Amam(0, 0, 0.305)0s0 (No. 63.8). Refinement on 1105 unique reflections converged to R = 0.0303 and wR = 0.0325 with 63 structural parameters. The structure of the first subsystem is the alternate stacking of an edge-shared InO6 octahedral layer and an Fe/Ti triangle-lattice plane along c. A sheet of O atoms in the second subsystem is also extending on the Fe/Ti plane, where displacive modulation of atoms is prominent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-465
Number of pages8
JournalActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2001


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