Crystal structure of LaVO3 by Rietveld refinement method

R. T.A. Khan, J. Bashir, N. Iqbal, M. Nasir Khan

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Structure refinement of LaVO3 was carried out using the whole pattern fitting or Rietveld method, which is a powerful technique for extracting structural information from powder diffraction data. The crystal structure refinement was done using powder X-ray diffraction data measured on a conventional diffractometer. The structure is orthorhombic, with space group Pnma having lattice parameters a=5.5470(2) Å; b=7.8401(5) Å; c=5.5595(4) Å, V=241.778(7) Å3, Z=4, Dx=7.05 g cm-3. The structure found is isostructural with GdFeO3 in which all V sites are equivalent and V octahedra are regular. The results for the structural parameters are in a fairly good agreement with the synchrotron data published earlier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1737-1740
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • LaVO
  • Rietveld method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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