Current Scientific Topics from Users at HEiDi and POLI

Phase diagram of Eu magnetic ordering in Eu(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals

Current Scientific Topics from Users at HEiDi and POLI
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.184513

This member of the pnictide family shows a broad variety of magnetic and superconducting features. Especially the interplay of the Eu and Fe magnetic sublattices in combination with various Co content require detailed studies with single crystal neutron diffraction. Using the short wavelengths of HEiDi to overcome the strong Eu neutron absorption in these compounds HEiDi was able to contribute significant information to various studies on this family of compounds.


Phase diagram of Eu magnetic ordering in Sn-flux-grown Eu(Fe1−xCox)2As2single crystals; W. T. Jin, Y. Xiao, Z. Bukowski, Y. Su, S. Nandi, A. P. Sazonov, M. Meven, O. Zaharko, S. Demirdis, K. Nemkovski, K. Schmalzl, Lan Maria Tran, Z. Guguchia, E. Feng, Z. Fu and Th. Brückel; Phys. Rev. B 94, 184513; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.184513

Magnetic structure of EuFe2As2 determined by single crystal neutron diffraction;Y. Xiao, Y. Su, M. Meven, R. Mittal, C.M.N. Kumar, T. Chatterji, S. Price, J. Persson, N. Kumar, S.K. Dhar et al.; Phys. Rev. B, 80:174424; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.174424

Studies on technologically relevant compounds for all-solid-state batteries - the garnet-type solid-state electrolyte Li6La3ZrTaO12

Ceramic electrolytes with high ionic conductivities are a prerequisite for the next-generation of all-solid-state lithium batteries as well as a negligible electronic conductivity to avoid self-discharge and/or formation of Li dendrites, being currently one of the key issues hindering the development of long-lasting all-solid-state batteries. The garnet-type Li6La3ZrTaO12 (LLZO) is an ideal model system for detailed studies on effects driven by extrinsic or intrinsic factors such as impurities, chemical inhomogeneities, grain boundaries, morphology and size effects. The high instrumental resolution of HEiDi allowed for comprehensive structural studies on the pure and Ta doped single crystals.

Current Scientific Topics from Users at HEiDi and POLI

a, b) Crystal structure of Ga-containing Li6.4Ga0.2La3Zr2O12 (space group I43d (No. 220)) as determined by a combined, simultaneous refinement of both data from X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction. The Li ions are distributed over three different crystallographic sites (12a (Li1), 12b (Li2), 48e (Li3)) in the acentric space group. Ga3 + ions share sites with Li+located at the Li1 site, being the Wyckoff position 12a. The Li+ ions form a 3D network enabling them to quickly diffuse through the crystal structure [3].


Dr. Martin Meven


[1] Single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction study of garnet-type solid-state electrolyte Li6La3ZrTaO12: an in situ temperature-dependence investigation (2.5 ≤ T ≤ 873 K); G. J. Redhammer, M. Meven, S. Ganschow, G. Tippelt and D. Rettenwander; Acta Cryst. B 77, 123-130 (2021); DOI: 10.1107/S2052520620016145

[2] Wet-Environment-Induced Structural Alterations in Single- and Polycrystalline LLZTO Solid Electrolytes Studied by Diffraction Techniques; Günther J. Redhammer, Pavan Badami, Martin Meven, Steffen Ganschow, Stefan Berendts, Gerold Tippelt, and Daniel Rettenwander; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 350–359 (2021); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c16016

[3] The Electronic Conductivity of Single Crystalline Ga ‐ Stabilized Cubic Li7La3Zr2O12: A Technologically Relevant Parameter for All ‐ Solid ‐ State Batteries; Martin Philipp, Bernhard Gadermaier, Patrick Posch, Ilie Hanzu, Steffen Ganschow, Martin Meven, Daniel Rettenwander, Günther J. Redhammer, H. Martin R. Wilkening; Adv. Mater. Interfaces 7, 200450 (2020); DOI: 10.1002/admi.202000450

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