We present a combined experimental and computational study of the effect of charge doping in the osmium based double perovskite Ba2Na1-xCaxOsO6 for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 in order to provide a structural and electronic basis for understanding this complex Dirac-Mott insulator material. Specifically, we investigate the effects of the substitution of monovalent Na with divalent Ca, a form of charge doping or alloying that nominally tunes the system from Os7+ with a 5d1 configuration to Os6+ with 5d2 configuration. After an X-ray diffraction characterization, the local atomic and electronic structure has been experimentally probed by X-ray absorption fine structure at all the cation absorption edges at room temperature; the simulations have been performed using ab initio density functional methods. We find that the substitution of Na by Ca induces a linear volume expansion of the crystal structure which indicates an effective alloying due to the substitution process in the whole doping range. The local structure corresponds to the expected double perovskite one with rock-salt arrangement of Na/Ca in the B site and Os in the B′ one for all the compositions. X-ray absorption near edge structure measurements show a smooth decrease of the oxidation state of Os from 7+ (5d1) to 6+ (5d2) with increasing Ca concentration, while the oxidation states of Ba, Na, and Ca are constant. This indicates that the substitution of Na by Ca gives rise to an effective electron transfer from the B to the B′ site. The comparison between X-ray absorption measurements and ab initio simulations reveals that the expansion of the Os-O bond length induces a reduction of the crystal field splitting of unoccupied Os derived d states.

Doping evolution of the local electronic and structural properties of the double perovskite ba2na1-xcaxoso6

Sanna S.;Franchini C.;Boscherini F.
2020

Abstract

We present a combined experimental and computational study of the effect of charge doping in the osmium based double perovskite Ba2Na1-xCaxOsO6 for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 in order to provide a structural and electronic basis for understanding this complex Dirac-Mott insulator material. Specifically, we investigate the effects of the substitution of monovalent Na with divalent Ca, a form of charge doping or alloying that nominally tunes the system from Os7+ with a 5d1 configuration to Os6+ with 5d2 configuration. After an X-ray diffraction characterization, the local atomic and electronic structure has been experimentally probed by X-ray absorption fine structure at all the cation absorption edges at room temperature; the simulations have been performed using ab initio density functional methods. We find that the substitution of Na by Ca induces a linear volume expansion of the crystal structure which indicates an effective alloying due to the substitution process in the whole doping range. The local structure corresponds to the expected double perovskite one with rock-salt arrangement of Na/Ca in the B site and Os in the B′ one for all the compositions. X-ray absorption near edge structure measurements show a smooth decrease of the oxidation state of Os from 7+ (5d1) to 6+ (5d2) with increasing Ca concentration, while the oxidation states of Ba, Na, and Ca are constant. This indicates that the substitution of Na by Ca gives rise to an effective electron transfer from the B to the B′ site. The comparison between X-ray absorption measurements and ab initio simulations reveals that the expansion of the Os-O bond length induces a reduction of the crystal field splitting of unoccupied Os derived d states.
Kesavan J.K.; Fiore Mosca D.; Sanna S.; Borgatti F.; Schuck G.; Tran P.M.; Woodward P.M.; Mitrovic V.F.; Franchini C.; Boscherini F.
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