Neutron diffraction study on protonated and hydrated layered perovskite

Shunsuke Nishimoto, Motohide Matsuda, Stefanus Harjo, Akinori Hoshikawa, Toru Ishigaki, Takashi Kamiyama, Michihiro Miyake

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A layered perovskite compound with Na+, D3O+ ions (H3O+) and D2O molecules (H2O) in the interlayer, DxNa1-xLaTiO4·yD 2O, has been prepared by an ion-exchange/intercalation reaction with dilute DCl solution, using an n = 1 Ruddlesden-Popper phase, NaLaTiO4. Its structure has been analyzed in order to clarify the interlayer structure by Rietveld method, using powder neutron diffraction data. The structure analysis revealed that the layered structure changed from the space group P4/nmm-I4/mmm after the ion-exchange/intercalation reaction, and it induced the transformation of perovskite layers from staggered to an eclipsed configuration. The D2O molecules and D3O+ ions loaded in the interlayer statistically occupied the sites around a body center position of rectangular space surrounded by eight apical O atoms of TiO6 octahedra in upper and lower layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3308-3313
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


  • Crystal structure
  • Hydration
  • Intercalation
  • Ion exchange
  • Layered perovskite
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Ruddlesden-Popper phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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