PbMn(IV)TeO6: A New Noncentrosymmetric Layered Honeycomb Magnetic Oxide

Sun Woo Kim, Zheng Deng, Man Rong Li, Arnab Sen Gupta, Hirofumi Akamatsu, Venkatraman Gopalan, Martha Greenblatt

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PbMnTeO6, a new noncentrosymmetric layered magnetic oxide was synthesized and characterized. The crystal structure is hexagonal, with space group P62m (No. 189), and consists of edge-sharing (Mn4+/Te6+)O6 trigonal prisms that form honeycomb-like two-dimensional layers with Pb2+ ions between the layers. The structural difference between PbMnTeO6, with disordered/trigonal prisms of Mn4+/Te6+, versus the similar chiral SrGeTeO6 (space group P312), with long-range order of Ge4+ and Te6+ in octahedral coordination, is attributed to a difference in the electronic effects of Ge4+ and Mn4+. Temperature-dependent second harmonic generation by PbMnTeO6 confirmed the noncentrosymmetric character between 12 and 873 K. Magnetic measurements indicated antiferromagnetic order at TN ≈ 20 K and a frustration parameter (|θ|/TN) of ∼2.16.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1338
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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