The new ternary chalcogenide NbNiTe5 has been prepared. NbNiTe5 crystallizes with four formula units in a cell with dimensions a = 3.656(5), b = 13.075(16), c = 15.111(19) Å in the orthorhombic system in space group D172h-Cmcm. The structure has been refined to a final R index on F2o of 0.037 for 25 variables and 1405 observations. NbNiTe5 forms in a new layered structural type. Each layer consists of bicapped trigonal prismatic niobium atoms and octahedral nickel atoms coordinated by tellurium atoms. Electrical conductivity measurements indicate that NbNiTe5 is a metal; its conductivity at room temperature is about 1.3 × 104 Ω-1 cm-1. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show that NbNiTe5 is paramagnetic (Xrt ≈ 1.04 × 10-3 emu mole-1).
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry