Mössbauer Diagnostics of the Isomorphic Substitution of Iron for Aluminum in Triclinic Iron Vanadate
Mössbauer Diagnostics of the Isomorphic Substitution of Iron for Aluminum in Triclinic Iron Vanadate. Pankratov D.A., Yur’ev A.I. //Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics. 2013. V.77. №6. P.759-764.
Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) phase analysis are used to study mixed vanadates with the composition AlxFe3– xV3O12, where x is 0, 0.3, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.7 and 3.0. Mössbauer spectroscopy is used to study the distribution of trivalent cations over different crystallographic positions. It is shown that the distribution of aluminum atoms differs from those expected from statistic and thermodynamic models.
Materials based on iron and vanadium compounds, which include material doped by transition or nontransition metals, are widely used as catalysts and sensor materials. Apart from solid solutions, two individual compounds form in the iron(III) oxide–vanadium(V) oxide system in particular: Fe2V4O13 and FeVO4. In turn, iron ortovanadate FeVO4 crystallizes depending on the conditions in an orthorhombic or triclinic system. In addition to its use in catalysis, triclinic iron vanadate has recently attracted attention due to its interesting magnetic properties. The type of iron vanadate formed at normal pressures is a multiferroic, and antiferromagnetic ordering is observed in it at temperatures below 22 K.