BiScO3: Centrosymmetric BiMnO3-type oxide

Alexei A. Belik, Satoshi Iikubo, Katsuaki Kodama, Naoki Igawa, Shin Ichi Shamoto, Makoto Maie, Takuro Nagai, Yoshio Matsui, Sergey Yu Stefanovich, Bogdan I. Lazoryak, Eiji Takayama-Muromachi

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With neutron powder diffraction, electron diffraction, and second-harmonic generation, we have shown that BiScO3 has a structure closely related to that of multiferroic BiMnO3, but BiScO3 crystallizes in the centrosymmetric space group of C2/c. These results bring up a question about the origin of ferroelectricity in BiMnO3. BiScO3 may serve as a model system to understand the role of Mn3+ ions in the ferroelectricity of BiMnO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-707
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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