Phase Transitions in the Ruddlesden-Popper Phase Li2CaTa2O7: X-ray and Neutron Powder Thermodiffraction, TEM, Raman, and SHG Experiments.

The structure of the Ruddlesden-Popper layered perovskite Li2CaTa2O7, known for its high photocatalytic water activity since its discovery in 2008, is reinvestigated. This oxide has been characterized by powder X-ray and neutron thermodiffraction, TEM, second harmonic generation (SHG), and Raman experiments on powders and single crystals. It is shown that… (More)