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Spectroscopic study of the electric field induced valence change of Fe-defect centers in SrTiO3

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The electrochemical changes induced by an electric field in Fe-doped SrTiO3 have been investigated by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and Raman spectroscopy. A detailed study of the Fe dopant in the regions around the anode and cathode reveals new insights into the local structure and valence state of Fe in SrTiO3 single crystals. The ab initio full multiple-scattering XANES calculations give an evidence of the oxygen vacancy presence in the first coordination shell of iron. Differences in the length and disorder of the Fe–O bonds as extracted from EXAFS are correlated to the unequivocal identification of the defect type by complementary spectroscopical techniques to identify the valence state of the Fe-dopant and the presence of the Fe − VÖ complexes. Through this combinatorial approach, novel structural information on Fe − VÖ complexes is provided by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and the relation of Fe–O bond length, doping level and oxidation state in SrTi1−xFexO3 is briefly discussed.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic study of the electric field induced valence change of Fe-defect centers in SrTiO3

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2011, accepted on 27 Sep 2011 and first published on 14 Oct 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21973A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 20779-20786
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    Spectroscopic study of the electric field induced valence change of Fe-defect centers in SrTiO3

    C. Lenser, A. Kalinko, A. Kuzmin, D. Berzins, J. Purans, K. Szot, R. Waser and R. Dittmann, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 20779
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21973A

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