Crystal growth, structure, and properties of manganese orthovanadate Mn3(VO4)2

X. Wang, Z. Liu, A. Ambrosini, A. Maignan, C. L. Stern, K. R. Poeppelmeier*, V. P. Dravid

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Manganese orthovanadate Mn3(VO4)2 single crystals were grown for the first time from a flux of MnO/V2O5/MoO3. The flux and oxygen partial pressure used are the key factors for the crystal growth and prevention of the oxidation of Mn2+ and the reduction of V5+ during the crystallization process. The reduction and oxidation chemistry of Mn3(VO4)2 was studied. Mn3(VO4)2 is isostructural with magnesium orthovanadate Mg3(VO4)2, orthorhombic, space group Cmca, a = 6.247(1) Å, b = 11.728(2) Å, c = 8.491(2) Å and Z = 4, as determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Because it is a Mn2+ deficient spinel structure there are two-dimensional sheets of Mn2+O6 octahedra within the structure which show unusual ferrimagnetic properties. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalSolid State Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Cation deficient spinel
  • Crystal growth
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Manganese orthovanadate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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