V2Al5Ge5: First ternary intermetallic in the V-Al-Ge system accessible in liquid aluminium

Xiuni Wu, Daniel Bilc, Subhendra D. Mahanti, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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The intermetallic compound V2Al5Ge5 grown from Al flux is reported. V2Al5Ge5: Orthorhombic, Cmcm, a = 5.4072(10), b = 12.978(2), and c = 11.362(2) Å, the structure features distorted pentagonal prismatic columns defined by Al and Ge atoms. Vanadium atoms occupy the central axis of columns forming a chain with long-short alternation of V-V bonds. This compound is resistant to air oxidation up to 500 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1506-1507
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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