Compounds of pristine CuCrO 2 , doped CuCr 0.96 M 0.03 V 0.01 O 2 (M = Ti, Mn, Ga and Nb), CuCr 0.96 V 0.04 O 2 , CuCr 0.97 Mg 0.03 O 2 , CuCr 0.97 Ni 0.03 O 2 and CuCr 1-x Fe x O 2 (x = 0.03, 0.06, and 0.09) were prepared by conventional solid-state route. Rietveld Refinement method using the Fullprof software confirms the single rhombohedral structure with space group R-3m for all the studied samples. It was found that doped ion having a larger ionic radius shows an increase in the unit cell volume for CuCrO 2 , while the unit cell volume decreases or remains nearly unchanged for dopant having a slightly smaller ionic radius. Negligible strain is observed in the pristine, Mn, Ga and Nb doped samples, whereas other dopants show strained growth. It was found that samples with Ti and Fe doping exhibit the maximum strain. Although, no significant changes in the frequencies of Raman active modes A 1g and E g were detected, strong local distortions were observed in the Mn, Ti and Fe doped samples. In addition, the CuCrO 2 compounds doped with V, Ga, Nb, Ti and Mn ions exhibit splitting of IR active E u and A 2u modes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry