The Bi substitution effect on the structure of La0.3-xBixCa0.7MnO3 (x = 0, 0.1) is observed through the X-ray powder diffraction pattern. The effect of Bi substitution does not significantly change the unit cell size itself. This is due to the size of the Bi3+ ionic radius which is relatively almost the same as the ionic radius of La3+. Through Rietveld refinement, it is confirmed that the samples have the orthorhombic structure with Pnma space group. Changes of the charge density distribution between the atoms of bonds with the Bi substitution are investigated using maximum entropy method (MEM). MEM which is based on the refined structure factors extracted from the Rietveld method provide the information of charge ordering with respect to stronger regularity pattern of charge density distribution.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2019|
|Event||9th Annual Basic Science International Conference 2019, BaSIC 2019 - Malang, Indonesia|
Duration: 20 Mar 2019 → 21 Mar 2019