Two synthetic series of spinels, MgCr2O4– Fe2+Cr2O4 and MgCr2O4–MgFe23+O4 have been studied by Raman spectroscopy to investigate the effects of Fe2+ and Fe3+ on their structure. In the first case, where Fe2+ substitutes Mg within the tetrahedral site, there is a continuous and monotonic shift of the Raman modes A1g and Eg toward lower wavenumbers with the increase of the chromite component into the spinel, while the F2g modes remain nearly in the same position. In the second series, for low Mg-ferrite content, Fe3? substitutes for Cr in the octahedral site; when the Mg-ferrite content nears 40 %, a drastic change in the Raman spectra occurs as Fe3? starts entering the tetrahedral site as well, consequently pushing Mg to occupy the octahedral one. The Raman spectral region between 620 and 700 cm-1 is associated to the octahedral site, where three peaks are present and it is possible to observe the Cr–Fe3+ substitution and the effects of order–disorder in the tetrahedral site. The spectral range at 500–620 cm-1 region shows that there is a shift of modes toward lower values with the increase of the Mgferrite content. The peaks in the region at 200–500 cm-1, when observed, show little or negligible Raman shift.

Raman study of MgCr2O4 - Fe2+Cr2O4 and MgCr2O4-MgFe3+2O4 synthetic series: the effects of Fe2+ and Fe3+ on Raman shifts

LENAZ, DAVIDE;LUGHI, VANNI
2013-01-01

Abstract

Two synthetic series of spinels, MgCr2O4– Fe2+Cr2O4 and MgCr2O4–MgFe23+O4 have been studied by Raman spectroscopy to investigate the effects of Fe2+ and Fe3+ on their structure. In the first case, where Fe2+ substitutes Mg within the tetrahedral site, there is a continuous and monotonic shift of the Raman modes A1g and Eg toward lower wavenumbers with the increase of the chromite component into the spinel, while the F2g modes remain nearly in the same position. In the second series, for low Mg-ferrite content, Fe3? substitutes for Cr in the octahedral site; when the Mg-ferrite content nears 40 %, a drastic change in the Raman spectra occurs as Fe3? starts entering the tetrahedral site as well, consequently pushing Mg to occupy the octahedral one. The Raman spectral region between 620 and 700 cm-1 is associated to the octahedral site, where three peaks are present and it is possible to observe the Cr–Fe3+ substitution and the effects of order–disorder in the tetrahedral site. The spectral range at 500–620 cm-1 region shows that there is a shift of modes toward lower values with the increase of the Mgferrite content. The peaks in the region at 200–500 cm-1, when observed, show little or negligible Raman shift.
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