Synthesis and structure of perovskite ScMnO3

Haiyan Chen, Tian Yu, Peng Gao, Jianming Bai, Jing Tao, Trevor A. Tyson, Liping Wang, Roger Lalancette

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The rare-earth manganites RMnO3 (R = rare earth) are a class of important multiferroics with stable hexagonal structures for small R ion radius (Sc, Lu, Yb,⋯). Metastable perovskite phases of these systems possess intriguing electronically driven electrical polarization, but the synthesis of the perovskite phase for the end member ScMnO3 system has proven to be elusive. We report the structure of a new monoclinic P21/n perovskite phase of ScMnO3 synthesized from the hexagonal phase under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions. This extends the small ion region for so-called E-phase electronically driven ferroelectric manganese perovsites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9692-9697
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 19 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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