A Room-Temperature Verwey-type Transition in Iron Oxide, Fe5O6 Article

Ovsyannikov, SV, Bykov, M, Medvedev, SA et al. (2020). A Room-Temperature Verwey-type Transition in Iron Oxide, Fe5O6 . ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 59(14), 5632-5636. 10.1002/anie.201914988

cited authors

  • Ovsyannikov, SV; Bykov, M; Medvedev, SA; Naumov, PG; Jesche, A; Tsirlin, AA; Bykova, E; Chuvashova, I; Karkin, AE; Dyadkin, V; Chernyshov, D; Dubrovinsky, LS


  • Functional oxides whose physicochemical properties may be reversibly changed at standard conditions are potential candidates for the use in next-generation nanoelectronic devices. To date, vanadium dioxide (VO2) is the only known simple transition-metal oxide that demonstrates a near-room-temperature metal–insulator transition that may be used in such appliances. In this work, we synthesized and investigated the crystals of a novel mixed-valent iron oxide with an unconventional Fe5O6 stoichiometry. Near 275 K, Fe5O6 undergoes a Verwey-type charge-ordering transition that is concurrent with a dimerization in the iron chains and a following formation of new Fe−Fe chemical bonds. This unique feature highlights Fe5O6 as a promising candidate for the use in innovative applications. We established that the minimal Fe−Fe distance in the octahedral chains is a key parameter that determines the type and temperature of charge ordering. This model provides new insights into charge-ordering phenomena in transition-metal oxides in general.

publication date

  • March 27, 2020

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start page

  • 5632

end page

  • 5636


  • 59


  • 14