Temperature-induced abrupt volume inflation in the mixed-valence ternary Zintl phase Yb8Ge3Sb5

Serena Margadonna, Kosmas Prassides, Maria Chondroudi, James R. Salvador, Mercouri G Kanatzidis

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Abstract

The Zintl phase, Yb8Ge3Sb5 exhibits a complex lattice response and an abrupt negative thermal expansion below 15 K - subtle structural changes before and after the transition are consistent with temperature-induced electron transfer from (to) Yb 4f bands to (from) Sb 5p and Ge 4p bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5754-5756
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2005

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Temperature-induced abrupt volume inflation in the mixed-valence ternary Zintl phase Yb8Ge3Sb5. / Margadonna, Serena; Prassides, Kosmas; Chondroudi, Maria; Salvador, James R.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

In: Chemical Communications, No. 46, 14.12.2005, p. 5754-5756.

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Margadonna, Serena ; Prassides, Kosmas ; Chondroudi, Maria ; Salvador, James R. ; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. / Temperature-induced abrupt volume inflation in the mixed-valence ternary Zintl phase Yb8Ge3Sb5. In: Chemical Communications. 2005 ; No. 46. pp. 5754-5756.
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