Single crystals of the mixed valence compound Pb3Ni 1.5Mn5.5O15 were successfully grown. Polarized Raman spectroscopy revealed that they belong to the point group D3d, in accordance with single-crystal x-ray diffraction data which were refined within the trigonal space group p3c(No.165), with lattice parameters a = 9.941(3)Å and c = 13.543(3)Å. Strongly anisotropic long range magnetic order is established below 65K. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Milenov, T. I., Rafailov, P. M., Tomov, V., Nikolova, R. P., Skumryev, V., Igartua, J. M., Madariaga, G., López, G. A., Iturbe-Zabalo, E., & Gospodinov, M. M. (2011). Growth and characterization of Pb<inf>3</inf>Ni<inf>1.5</inf>Mn <inf>5.5</inf>O<inf>15</inf> single crystal. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 23, . https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/15/156001