Publication
Title
Synthesis, crystal structure and physico-chemical properties of the new quaternary oxide $Sr_{5}BiNi_{2}O_{9.6}$
Author
Abstract
 A new black quaternary oxide Sr5BiNi2O9.6 was synthesized by solid state reaction at 1200 °C. Its structure was solved by electron crystallography and X-ray powder refinement, yielding a tetragonal structure with space group I4/mmm, a=5.3637 (2) Å, c=17.5541(5) Å, Z=4. The structure can be described as a stacking of (Bi,Sr)O rocksalt slabs and SrNiO3−δ perovskite slabs. The initial nickel valence is close to +3.1. Thermogravimetry and high-temperature oxygen coulometry showed that this compound has variable oxygen content as a function of temperature and oxygen pressure, and ultimately decomposes when heated in low oxygen pressure above 800 °C. It is a metallic conductor with n-type conduction. Its thermoelectric power was determined and found to be −20 and −38 μV/K at 300 and 650 °C, respectively. Magnetic measurements confirm the nickel valence close to +3 and show evidence of magnetic ordering at 20 K.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of solid state chemistry. - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0022-4596
Volume/pages
184:12(2011), p. 3262-3268
ISI
000297662500021
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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