Synthesis, structure, and optical properties of the new lanthanum copper oxysulfide La3CuO2S3

Ismail Ijjaali, Christy L. Haynes, Adam D. McFarland, Richard P. Van Duyne, James A. Ibers*

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Abstract

The new quaternary lanthanum copper oxysulfide La3CuO 2S3 has been synthesized by the reaction of La 2S3 and CuO at 1223K. This compound crystallizes in space group Pnma of the orthorhombic system with four formula units in a cell of dimensions at 153K of a=14.0318(7)Å, b=3.9342(2)Å, and c=12.5212(6)Å. The structure of La3CuO2S 3 consists of a three-dimensional framework of interconnected LaOnS8-n bicapped trigonal prisms and CuS4 tetrahedra. Optical absorption measurements on a La3CuO 2S3 single crystal led to derived band gaps of 2.01eV in both the [010] and [001] directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume172
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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