Synthesis and properties of solid solutions of hexagonal YCu 0.5Ti0.5O3 with YMO3 (M = Mn, Cr, Fe, Al, Ga, and In)

Andrew E. Smith, Arthur W. Sleight, M. A. Subramanian

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Solid solutions of the type Y(Cu0.5Ti0.5) 1-xMxO3 with a hexagonal structure were prepared for M = Mn, Fe, Cr, Al, Ga, and In. A complete solid solution could be obtained only in the case of M = Mn. The green color of YCu0.5Ti 0.5O3 was found to be enhanced by small substitutions of Al, Ga, and In. All compositions containing Mn were black in color. Suppression of magnetic transitions is observed upon co-doping of Cu/Ti into YMnO 3. Measurements of dielectric constant suggest some magneto-electric coupling may be present in the Y(Cu0.5Ti0.5) 1-xMnxO3 solid solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Oxides
  • C. X-ray diffraction
  • D. Optical properties

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