Structural peculiarities of bismuth-containing RFe3(BO3)4 (R = Ho, Y, Sm, Nd)

Smirnova, E.; Alekseeva, O.; Dudka, A.; Verin, I.; Artemov, V.; et al. // Acta Crystallographica A-foundation And Advances//

Acta Cryst. (2021), A77, C1237

Rare-earth iron borate RFe3(BO3)4 crystals are studied worldwide lately owing to their perspective magnetoelectric and multiferroic properties [1]. A major part of these single crystals was grown by flux method using Bi2Mo3O12 as a solvent [2, 3]. In this work temperature-dependent structural behavior of RFe3(BO3)4 (R = Ho, Y, Sm, Nd) single crystals were studied by X-ray structure analysis. The chemical composition was verified by X-ray energy-dispersive elemental analysis. Additional structure information was obtained by Mössbauer spectroscopy on 57Fe nuclei.