Structural parameters are systematically investigated for Mo pyrochlore R2Mo2O7 (R = Dy, Gd, Sm, and Nd) by means of synchrotron radiation x-ray powder diffraction. This system shows a crossover from the spin-glass (SG) state to the ferromagnetic metallic (FM) state as the averaged ionic radius rR of the rare-earth ion increases. We have found the Mo-O-Mo bond angle increases with rR from 129.7° for Dy2Mo2O7 (SG) to 131.5° for Nd2Mo2O7 (FM). This behavior is opposite to the so-called Kanamori-Goodenough rule.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics