Structure of nanocrystalline materials using atomic pair distribution function analysis: Study of (formula presented)

V. Petkov, S. J.L. Billinge, P. Larson, S. D. Mahanti, T. Vogt, K. K. Rangan, M. G. Kanatzidis

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The structure of (formula presented) has been experimentally determined. The approach of atomic pair distribution function analysis was used because of the lack of well-defined Bragg peaks due to the short structural coherence (50 Å) in this intercalation compound. The reduction of Mo by Li results in Mo-Mo bonding with the formation of chains of distorted (formula presented) octahedra. Using refined structural parameters the electronic band structure for this material has been calculated and is in good agreement with observed material properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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