Volume 84, Number 6, December 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||23 December 2008|
Synthesis, crystal structure and spin-density-wave anomaly of the iron arsenide-fluoride SrFeAsF
Department Chemie und Biochemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - Butenandtstrasse 5-13 (Haus D), 81377 München, Germany, EU
2 Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universität Münster - Corrensstrasse 30, D-48149 Münster, Germany, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 12 November 2008
The new quaternary iron arsenide-fluoride SrFeAsF with the tetragonal ZrCuSiAs-type structure was synthesized and the crystal structure was determined by X-ray powder diffraction (, , c = 895.46(1) pm). SrFeAsF undergoes a structural and magnetic phase transition at 175 K, accompanied by strong anomalies in the specific heat, electrical resistance and magnetic susceptibility. In the course of this transition, the space group symmetry changes from tetragonal () to orthorhombic (Cmme). 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy experiments show a single signal at room temperature at an isomer shift of 0.30(1) mm/s and magnetic hyperfine-field splitting below the phase transition temperature. Our results clearly show that SrFeAsF exhibits a spin density wave (SDW) anomaly at 175 K very similar to LaFeAsO, the parent compound of the iron arsenide-oxide superconductors and thus SrFeAsF may serve as a further parent compound for oxygen-free iron arsenide superconductors.
PACS: 74.10.+v – Superconductivity: Occurrence, potential candidates / 75.30.Fv – Spin-density waves / 61.50.Ks – Crystallographic aspects of phase transformations; pressure effects
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