Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 46, Number 12 (December 2020), p. 1412-1417    ( to contents , go back )

X-ray absorption and Raman spectroscopy studiesof tungstates solid solutions ZncNi1–cWO4 (c = 0.0–1.0)

G.Bakradze, A. Kalinko, and A. Kuzmin

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga LV-1063, Latvia
E-mail: georgijs.bakradze@cfi.lu.lv
pos Анотація:890

Received June 6, 2020, published online October 21, 2020

Abstract

The influence of thermal disorder and static distortions on the local structure in microcrystalline solid solutions of tungstates ZncNi1–cWO4 with c = 0.0–1.0 was investigated using temperature-dependent (10–300 K) x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) at the W L3-edge. In addition, the vibrational properties of the solid solutions were studied by Raman spectroscopy. Our results indicate that the formation of solid solutions is accompanied by strong structural relaxations leading to the changes in the [WO6] octahedra distortions, which, in turn, affect the vibrational properties of tungstates. In particular, the frequency and band width of the highest W–Ostretching mode at about 900 cm–1 show distinct composition dependence, following the local structure modifications as revealed by XAS.

Key words: ZnWO4, NiWO4, tungstates, solid solutions, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy.

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