Structural and magnetic properties of the anion-deficient LaVO3-δ

N. H. Hur, S. H. Kim, K. S. Yu, Y. K. Park, J. C. Park, S. J. Kim

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The anion deficient LaVO3-δ (δ = 0.08) was prepared by solid state reactions using V2O3 and pre-dried La2O3 in an evacuated induction furnace. The oxygen content was estimated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Rietveld profile analysis of powder X-ray diffraction data shows that this sample adopts an orthorhombically distorted perovskite structure, isostructural with GdFeO3; space group Pnma, a = 5.5509(1), b = 7.8441(2), c = 5.5513(s) A ̊. Four probe resistivity measurements indicates that LaVO3-δ is semiconducting over the experimental temperature range. The magnetic properties of LaVO3-δ are strongly dependent on the sample cooling history. LaVO3-δ undergoes a paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic transition at ca. 140 K under zero-field-cooled condition. When cooled in a magnetic field of Happl ≤ 5 kG, however, the anomalous diamagnetic behaviour is observed below ca. 140 K. These properties are discussed in terms of the structure-property relationship, and comparisons are made to the previous results on the stoichiometric LaVO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-546
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1994


  • C: crystal structure and symmetry
  • D: phase transition


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