Synthesis, structure, and physical properties of the new layered ternary chalcogenide NbNiTe5

Eric W. Liimatta, James A Ibers*

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-389
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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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