Valence control of charge and orbital frustrated system YbFe2O4 with electrochemical Li+ intercalation

S. Murase, Y. Yoshikawa, K. Fujiwara, Y. Fukada, T. Teranishi, J. Kano, T. Fujii, Y. Inada, M. Katayama, K. Yoshii, T. Tsuji, D. Matsumura, N. Ikeda

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We report an attempt valence control of the mixed valence iron triangular oxide YbFe2O4 to develop an effective technique controling the frustration of charges in strongly correlated electron systems. The electrochemical doping of Li + into YbFe2O4 was examined on a cell-type sample similar to the Li-ion secondary battery cell. Systematic changes in the lattice constant and Fe – Fe and Fe–Yb distance were observed with Li doping. Maximum value of the doping was over 300 mAh/g. An EXAFS experiment indicated that Li positioned between Yb octahedron layer (U-layer) and Fe-bipyramidal layer (W-layer). However, detailed change of iron valence state of YbFe2O4was not clearly observed because of the superimpose of the signal from iron metal nano particles in XANES observation. We discuss that the uncertainty might arise from the inhomogeneous distribution of the sample particle size, which might prevent the homogeneous doping of Li because the doping occurs on the surface of each nano-particles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110468
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • Charge frustration
  • Frustration control
  • Li doping
  • Orbital frustration
  • RFeO
  • Spin frustration
  • Triangular lattice
  • YbFeO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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