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Title
A pseudo-tetragonal tungsten bronze superstructure : a combined solution of the crystal structure of with advanced transmission electron microscopy and neutron diffraction
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Abstract
The crystal structure of the K6.4Nb28.2Ta8.1O94 pseudo-tetragonal tungsten bronze-type oxide was determined using a combination of X-ray powder diffraction, neutron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy techniques, including electron diffraction, high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM), annular bright field STEM (ABF-STEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray compositional mapping (STEM-EDX). The compound crystallizes in the space group Pbam with unit cell parameters a = 37.468(9) Å, b = 12.493(3) Å, c = 3.95333(15) Å. The structure consists of corner sharing (Nb,Ta)O6 octahedra forming trigonal, tetragonal and pentagonal tunnels. All tetragonal tunnels are occupied by K+ ions, while 1/3 of the pentagonal tunnels are preferentially occupied by Nb5+/Ta5+ and 2/3 are occupied by K+ in a regular pattern. A fractional substitution of K+ in the pentagonal tunnels by Nb5+/Ta5+ is suggested by the analysis of the HAADF-STEM images. In contrast to similar structures, such as K2Nb8O21, also parts of the trigonal tunnels are fractionally occupied by K+ cations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the Chemical Society: Dalton transactions. - London
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
0300-9246
1477-9226
1472-7773
Volume/pages
45:3(2016), p. 973-979
ISI
000367614700018
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Counting Atoms in Nanomaterials (COUNTATOMS).
ESTEEM 2 - Enabling science and technology through European electron microscopy.
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Creation 22.01.2016
Last edited 15.11.2017
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