Effects of isovalent substitution in the manganese sublattice on magnetic, thermal, and structural properties of BiMnO3: BiMn1-xMxO3 (M=Al, Sc, Cr, Fe, Ga; 0<or=x<or=0.2).

Solid solutions BiMn1-xMxO3 with M=Al, Sc, Cr, Fe, and Ga and 0<or=x<or=0.2 were prepared at a high pressure of 6 GPa and 1333-1453 K, and their magnetic, thermal, and structural properties were investigated. The orbital-ordered monoclinic phase of BiMnO3 (phase I) is destroyed by a small percentage of substitution. The M elements can be classified by their… CONTINUE READING