Structural, optical, and transport properties of α- And β-Ag 3VO 4

V. Cloet, A. Raw, Kenneth Poeppelmeier*, G. Trimarchi, H. Peng, J. Im, Arthur J Freeman, N. H. Perry, Thomas O Mason, A. Zakutayev, P. F. Ndione, D. S. Ginley, J. D. Perkins

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The structures of α- and β-Ag 3VO 4 were studied via single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD). The transition from α-phase to β-phase was found to occur at 110 °C. Single-crystal XRD revealed that the integrity of the single crystals was maintained as Ag 3VO 4 reversibly transitioned between α-Ag 3VO 4 and β-Ag 3VO 4. The optical and electrical properties of polycrystalline α-Ag 3VO 4 were studied by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and impedance spectroscopy. In order to assess the optical and electrical properties of β-Ag 3VO 4, in situ measurements were performed above the phase-transition temperature. Thin films of α-Ag 3VO 4 were prepared by combinatorial sputtering and pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The crystallographic, optical, and electrical conductivity properties of the α-Ag 3VO 4 thin films were compared with the bulk properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3346-3354
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 11 2012


  • electrical conductivity
  • single crystal
  • thin film
  • α-Ag VO
  • β-Ag VO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Cloet, V., Raw, A., Poeppelmeier, K., Trimarchi, G., Peng, H., Im, J., Freeman, A. J., Perry, N. H., Mason, T. O., Zakutayev, A., Ndione, P. F., Ginley, D. S., & Perkins, J. D. (2012). Structural, optical, and transport properties of α- And β-Ag 3VO 4 Chemistry of Materials, 24(17), 3346-3354.