Evidence of Jahn-Teller distortion in LixMn2O 4 by thermal diffusivity measurements

K. Raveendranath, J. Ravi, R. M. Tomy, S. Jayalekshmi, R. V. Mangalaraja, S. T. Lee

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Thermal diffusivities of LixMn2O4 (x=0.9, 1.0 and 1.1) polycrystalline pellets are determined by photoacoustic technique in the reflection configuration, at two temperatures, 298 K and 280 K, above and below their Jahn-Teller phase transition temperature (290 K). The diffusivities of LixMn2O4 at 280 K show a drastic reduction from their corresponding room temperature values (298 K) and the percentage of reduction in the thermal diffusivity for LixMn2O 4 increases with their Li content. These effects are associated with the reduction in crystal symmetry due to structural deformation by Jahn-Teller distortion observed in LixMn2O4 below its transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


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