Synthesis and structure of Nb3SiTe6, a new layered ternary niobium telluride compound

Jing Li, Michael E. Badding, F. J. DiSalvo

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Nb3SiTe6, a new type of layered ternary telluride compound, has been synthesized. The structure is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The compound crystallizes in space group Pnma (No. 62) with Z=4, a=6.353(2) A ̊, b=13.938(5) A ̊, c=11.507(4) A ̊, V=1018.9(6) A ̊3, R=4.77% and Rw=4.88%. The structure contains sheets of mixed niobium and silicon with tellurium atoms capping both sides. The layered framework has an unusual coordination environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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