Solution combustion synthesis of new metal borophosphates (Fe1-xCrx)(2)B (PO4)(3): Structural, thermal, surface, and magnetic properties

ÖZER D. , ŞİMŞEK T. , ÖZCAN Ş. , Oztas N. A.

CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.46, no.8, pp.12238-12242, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.01.272
  • Page Numbers: pp.12238-12242


The new borophosphates were successfully synthesized by solution combustion synthesis assisted with glycine. The obtained materials were systematically characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, UV-visible spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, Brauner-Emmett-Teller surface area, and magnetometry. The Rietveld refinements indicated that Fe2B(PO4)(3) is a hexagonal, space group P63/m with a = b = 8.029 and c = 7.408. As Cr substitutes the Fe atoms, there is a significant decrease in the lattice parameters. When all Fe atoms are replaced by Cr, Cr2B(PO4)(3) is formed and the structure turns out to be a trigonal, space group P3 with a = b = 7.950 and c = 7.360. The materials are thermally stable and demonstrate paramagnetic behavior at room temperature. The magnetization increases as the iron content increases because of the high magnetic moment of the iron ion. Temperature-dependent magnetic measurements reveal that Fe2B(PO4)(3) has a Neel transition at 30 K and the Neel temperature decreases with Cr substitution.