Niobium germanium telluride: A new member of the niobium(x)-M-tellurium(2x) family

Jing Li, Patrick J. Carroll

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During the course of investigating novel low dimensional ternary chalcogenide compounds, we have synthesized Nb3GeTe6, a new member of the layered telluride phases that belongs to the NbxMTe2x family. The crystal structure of Nb3GeTe6 has been determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnma (#62) with lattice parameters a=6.435(2) A ̊, b=13.915(4) A ̊, c=11.524(2) A ̊, V=1032.0(8) A ̊3 and Z=4. The final residual index is converged to R=4.7%, Rw =5.9%. The structure consists of layers of mixed Nb Ge sheets capped with tellurium atoms from both sides. Both germanium and niobium exhibit an unusual coordination environment in the layered framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1081
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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