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J. Solid State Chemistry 192 (2012) 120–126.
X-ray powder diffraction was measured in Fe3-xMexO4 (Me = Zn, Ti, Al; x < 0.065), in T range 70–300 K to see the effect of different doping on global lattice properties. The experimental results have shown that some lattice properties (e.g., the cell volume) are dopand specific. This can be attributed to the difference in preferential sites occupation by dopants. As confirmed by EXAFS, Zn enters tetrahedral, while Ti octahedral lattice sites, differently affecting crucial octahedral iron positions in the spinel lattice. However, despite this fact, it was found that T dependence of both monoclinic angle and lattice parameters is universal for studied samples above and below the Verwey transition temperature TV. So, not the iron atoms in octahedral positions individually, but interactions between them are responsible for the Verwey transition character change with doping.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2012.04.001