Electronic Structure of Layered Oxides Containing M2O7 (M = V, Nb) Double Octahedral Slabs

Roger Rousseau, Maria Rosa Palacín, Pedro Gómez-Romero, Enric Canadell

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The electronic structure of M2O7 double octahedral slabs with low d electron counts has been studied. It is shown that the nature of the low d-block bands is strongly dependent on the d electron count and the distortions of the layer. All d1 systems are expected to be similar and to exhibit Fermi surfaces which result from the superposition of both one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) contributions. For lower d electron counts the electronic structure is quite sensitive to the existence of M-O bond alternations perpendicular to the layer and off-plane distortions of the equatorial O atoms. The Fermi surface of these systems can either be purely 2D or have 1D and 2D portions like those of the d1 systems. It is suggested that the recently reported phase Rb2LaNb2O7 could be a 2D metal. It is also proposed that chemical reduction of the A'[An-1NbnO3n+i] Dion- Jacobson phases with n = 3 could lead to metallic conductivity, in contrast with the results for the n = 2 phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1184
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume35
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Rousseau, R., Palacín, M. R., Gómez-Romero, P., & Canadell, E. (1996). Electronic Structure of Layered Oxides Containing M2O7 (M = V, Nb) Double Octahedral Slabs. Inorganic Chemistry, 35(5), 1179-1184.

Electronic Structure of Layered Oxides Containing M2O7 (M = V, Nb) Double Octahedral Slabs. / Rousseau, Roger; Palacín, Maria Rosa; Gómez-Romero, Pedro; Canadell, Enric.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 35, No. 5, 1996, p. 1179-1184.

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Rousseau, R, Palacín, MR, Gómez-Romero, P & Canadell, E 1996, 'Electronic Structure of Layered Oxides Containing M2O7 (M = V, Nb) Double Octahedral Slabs', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1179-1184.
Rousseau, Roger ; Palacín, Maria Rosa ; Gómez-Romero, Pedro ; Canadell, Enric. / Electronic Structure of Layered Oxides Containing M2O7 (M = V, Nb) Double Octahedral Slabs. In: Inorganic Chemistry. 1996 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 1179-1184.
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