Progressive pressure-induced transformation from isolated MnX4 (Td) to exchange-coupled MnX6 (Oh) systems in A2MnX4 (X:Cl,Br) crystals

L. Nataf, Y. Rodríguez-Lazcano, F. Aguado, F. Rodríguez, H. Wilhelm, A. Jephcoat

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    This work reports a correlation study between the crystal structure and photoluminescence (PL) in A2MnX4 (A: [CH3] 4N; X: Cl, Br) by means of simultaneously optical spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction (XRD) under pressure. These materials are attractive systems for PL studies under pressure since they are very compressible and the interaction between organic/inorganic ((CH3)4N -/MnX42-) tetrahedra strongly affects the PL efficiency, which is fully related to the isolated Td MnX 42-. We show that pressure induces strong redshifts of emission peak of MnX42- as well as decomposition processes at higher pressures yielding new aggregated phases of Mn2+ and amorphization which deeply affect Mn2+ PL. The equation of state of each compound is reported from XRD data.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012043
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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