Square nets of tellurium: Rare-earth dependent variation in the charge-density wave of RETe3 (RE = Rare-Earth Element)

Christos Malliakas, Simon J.L. Billinge, Jeong Kim Hyun, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Abstract

The distortions in the square tellurium nets long known to exist in the structures of the charge-density wave materials, RETe3, have been elucidated. The (Te2)1- nets contain polytelluride oligomers which propagate in a fashion incommensurate from the adjacent (RETe)+ sublattice. The new information sets the stage for a much deeper understanding of these systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6510-6511
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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