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See detailLattice dynamics and Raman spectrum of supertetragonal PbVO3
Bouvier, Pierre; Sasani, Alireza; Bousquet, Eric et al

in Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2023), 173(111092), 111092

Lead vanadate PbVO3 is a polar crystal with a P4mm space group under ambient conditions. PbVO3 is isostructural with the model soft mode-driven ferroelectric PbTiO3, but it differs due to the so-called ... [more ▼]

Lead vanadate PbVO3 is a polar crystal with a P4mm space group under ambient conditions. PbVO3 is isostructural with the model soft mode-driven ferroelectric PbTiO3, but it differs due to the so-called “supertetragonal” elongation of its unit cell. In this study, we investigated the lattice dynamics of PbVO3 based on Raman spectroscopy at room temperature and first-principle calculations. All zone-center transverse optical phonon modes were identified by polarized, angle-dependent Raman spectroscopy and assigned as follows: E modes at 136, 269, 374, and 508 cm−1; A1 modes at 188, 429, and 874 cm−1, and B1 mode at 319 cm−1. The calculations confirmed the experimental symmetry assignment and allowed us to obtain the longitudinal optical phonon wavenumbers. In addition, we analyzed the mode eigenvectors in detail in order to identify the atomic displacements associated with each mode and compare them with PbTiO3. Despite differences in chemistry and strain, the phonon eigenvectors were found to be highly comparable in both compounds. We investigated the position of the ferroelectric soft mode in PbVO3 compared with PbTiO3. Sizeable splitting of the B1+E modes appeared as a characteristic feature of supertetragonal phases. The peculiarity of the vanadyl V–O bond frequency in PbVO3 was also addressed. [less ▲]

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See detailCrossover in the pressure evolution of elementary distortions in RFeO3 perovskites and its impact on their phase transition
Vilarinho, Rui; Bouvier, Pierre; Guennou, Mael UL et al

in Physical Review. B (2019), 99

This work reports on the pressure dependence of the octahedral tilts and mean Fe-O bond lengths in RFeO3 (R = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, and Dy), determined through synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Raman ... [more ▼]

This work reports on the pressure dependence of the octahedral tilts and mean Fe-O bond lengths in RFeO3 (R = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, and Dy), determined through synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Raman scattering, and their role on the pressure-induced phase transition displayed by all of these compounds. For larger rare-earth cations (Nd-Sm), both anti- and in-phase octahedral tilting decrease as pressure increases, whereas the reverse behavior is observed for smaller ones (Gd-Dy). EuFeO3 stands at the borderline, with nearly pressure-independent tilt angles. For the compounds where the tilts increase with pressure, the FeO6 octahedra are compressed at lower rates than for those ones exhibiting opposite pressure tilt dependence. The crossover between the two opposite pressure behaviors is discussed in relation to the general rules proposed from different theoretical approaches. The similarity of the pressure-induced isostructural insulator-to-metal phase transition, observed in the whole series, points out that the tilts play a minor role in its driving mechanisms. A clear relationship between octahedral compressibility and critical pressure is ascertained. [less ▲]

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See detailJahn-Teller, Polarity, and Insulator-to-Metal Transition in BiMnO3 at High Pressure
Guennou, Mael; Bouvier, Pierre; Toulemonde, Pierre et al

in Physical Review Letters (2014), 112

The interaction of coexisting structural instabilities in multiferroic materials gives rise to intriguing coupling phenomena and extraordinarily rich phase diagrams, both in bulk materials and strained ... [more ▼]

The interaction of coexisting structural instabilities in multiferroic materials gives rise to intriguing coupling phenomena and extraordinarily rich phase diagrams, both in bulk materials and strained thin films. Here we investigate the multiferroic BiMnO3 with its peculiar 6s2 electrons and four interacting mechanisms: electric polarity, octahedra tilts, magnetism, and cooperative Jahn-Teller distortion. We have probed structural transitions under high pressure by synchrotron x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy up to 60 GPa. We show that BiMnO3 displays under pressure a rich sequence of five phases with a great variety of structures and properties, including a metallic phase above 53 GPa and, between 37 and 53 GPa, a strongly elongated monoclinic phase that allows ferroelectricity, which contradicts the traditional expectation that ferroelectricity vanishes under pressure. Between 7 and 37 GPa, the Pnma structure remains remarkably stable but shows a reduction of the Jahn-Teller distortion in a way that differs from the behavior observed in the archetypal orthorhombic Jahn-Teller distorted perovskite LaMnO3. [less ▲]

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