Crystalline and magnetic structures of Sr2FeMoO6 double perovskites

M. K. Chung, P. J. Huang, W. H. Li, C. C. Yang, T. S. Chan, R. S. Liu, S. Y. Wu, J. W. Lynn

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Neutron diffraction and magnetic susceptibility has been used to study the crystalline and magnetic structures of Sr2FeMoO6. The compound crystallizes into a tetragonal I4/m symmetry. Both of the Fe and Mo moments were found to be ordered at low temperatures, with the ordered moments beginning to develop below 450 and 165 K for the Fe and Mo ions, respectively. The spin configuration may be viewed as consisting of ferromagnetic Fe/Mo planes that are mutually intersected at an angle of 120°, and form a non-collinear structure. The saturated moments for the Fe and Mo ions were 〈μZ〉=3.30(4)μB and 1.74(9)μB, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume385-386 I
StatePublished - 27 Nov 2006


  • Magnetic ordering
  • Neutron scattering
  • Perovskite


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