Bulk modulus and nonuniform compression of Nb_{3}Te_{4} and In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4} (x <1) channel compounds
(2001) In Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials 57(5). p.665672 Abstract
The crystal structures of Nb_{3}Te_{4} and In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4} [x = 0.539 (4)] are reported for a series of pressures between 0 and 40 GPa. Both compounds crystallize in space group P6_{3}/m with a = b = 10.671 and c = 3.6468 Å for Nb_{3}Te_{4}, and a = b = 10.677 and c = 3.6566 Å for In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4} at ambient conditions. Phase transitions were not observed. Highpressure Xray powder diffraction was measured using a diamond anvil cell and synchrotron radiation. Full Rietveld refinements provided the values of the lattice parameters and the values of the atomic coordinates at each pressure. The bulk modulus is found as K_{0} = 70 (5) GPa... (More)
The crystal structures of Nb_{3}Te_{4} and In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4} [x = 0.539 (4)] are reported for a series of pressures between 0 and 40 GPa. Both compounds crystallize in space group P6_{3}/m with a = b = 10.671 and c = 3.6468 Å for Nb_{3}Te_{4}, and a = b = 10.677 and c = 3.6566 Å for In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4} at ambient conditions. Phase transitions were not observed. Highpressure Xray powder diffraction was measured using a diamond anvil cell and synchrotron radiation. Full Rietveld refinements provided the values of the lattice parameters and the values of the atomic coordinates at each pressure. The bulk modulus is found as K_{0} = 70 (5) GPa for Nb_{3}Te_{4} and as K_{0} = 73 (4) GPa for In_{x}Nb_{3}Te_{4}. The analysis of the pressure dependences of the detailed crystal structures shows that the compression along c involves the folding up of the quasionedimensional zigzag chains of Nb. The compression perpendicular to c is entirely due to the reduction of the diameter of the channels. The presence of intercalated In atoms is found to have hardly any influence on the compression behaviour up to 40 GPa.
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 Wunschel, Markus; Dinnebier, Robert E.; Carlson, Stefan ^{LU} and Van Smaalen, Sander
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 200110
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 Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
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 57
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 5
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 8 pages
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 WileyBlackwell
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 01087681
 DOI
 10.1107/S0108768101011685
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 English
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