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Title
The local structure and composition of -based oxycarbonates
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Abstract
X-ray powder-diffraction(XRD),high-resolutiontransmissionelectronmicroscopy(HRTEM),electron diffraction(ED),infraredspectroscopy(IR),thermogravimetry(TG)andmassspectroscopy(MS)were performedtoinvestigatethecompositionandthecrystalstructureoftetra-bariumdi-niobate(V) Ba4Nb2O9. TheTG,MSandIRstudiesrevealedthatthecompoundisahydratedoxycarbonate.Assuming that thecarbonatestoichiometricallyreplacesoxygen,thecompositionofthelow-temperature a-modification,obtainedbyslowcoolingfrom1100 1C, correspondstoBa4Nb2O8.8(CO3)0.2 0.1H2O, while thequenchedhigh-temperature g-modificationhastheBa4Nb2O8.42(CO3)0.58 0.38H2O composi- tion. The a-phase hasacompositeincommensuratelymodulatedstructureconsistingoftwomutually interacting[Ba]N and the[(Nb,&)O3]N subsystems.Thecompositemodulatedcrystalstructureofthe a-phase canbedescribedwiththelatticeparameters a¼10.2688(1) A˚ , c¼2.82426(8) A˚ , q¼0.66774(2)c* and asuperspacegroup R3m(00g)0s. TheHRTEManalysisdemonstratesthenanoscale twinningofthetrigonaldomainsparalleltothe{100}crystallographicplanes.Thetwinningintroduces a one-dimensionaldisorderintothe[(Nb,&)O3]N subsystem,whichresultsinanaverage P62c crystal structureofthe a-phase. Possibleplacesforthecarbonategroupinthestructurearediscussedusinga comparisonwithotherhexagonalperovskite-basedoxycarbonates.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of solid state chemistry. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0022-4596
Volume/pages
183:8(2010), p. 1823-1828
ISI
000280620300013
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