skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure

Abstract

The discovery of new layered materials is crucial for the development of novel low-dimensional materials. Here, we report in situ high-pressure studies of the quasi-1D material NiBi 3, revealing the formation of a new layered intermetallic phase, NiBi 2. In situ diffraction data enabled us to solve the structure of NiBi 2, which crystallizes in the same structure type as PdBi 2, adding to a growing number of examples in which first-row transition-metal binary systems form structures at high pressure comparable to the ambient pressure structures of their second-row congeners. Based upon the diamond anvil cell reactions, we initiated scale up reactions in a multi-anvil press and isolated bulk NiBi 2. Isolating a bulk sample enabled us to evaluate prior theoretical predictions of phase stability for NiBi 2. Our findings of metastability within this phase are contrary to previous predictions, recommending continuing research into this phase. The dimensionality of the building units seems to vary as a function of synthesis pressure in the Ni– Bi system, being quasi-1D at ambient pressures (NiBi 3), quasi-2D at ~14 GPa (NiBi 2), and 3D at ~39 GPa (β-NiBi). This observation represents the first demonstration of dimensionality control in a binary intermetallic system viamore » application of pressure.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Physical and Life Sciences Directorate
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  3. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). HPCAT, X-Ray Science Division
  5. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1489503
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497966; OSTI ID: 1504462
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-758635
Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0001974; AC52-07NA27344; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry of Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; materials discovery; high pressure; crystallography; superconductivity; Chemistry - Inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry

Citation Formats

Clarke, Samantha Marie, Powderly, Kelly Marie, Walsh, James Paul Slater, Yu, Tony, Wang, Yanbin, Meng, Yue, Jacobsen, Steven Dollard, and Freedman, Danna. Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04412.
Clarke, Samantha Marie, Powderly, Kelly Marie, Walsh, James Paul Slater, Yu, Tony, Wang, Yanbin, Meng, Yue, Jacobsen, Steven Dollard, & Freedman, Danna. Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04412.
Clarke, Samantha Marie, Powderly, Kelly Marie, Walsh, James Paul Slater, Yu, Tony, Wang, Yanbin, Meng, Yue, Jacobsen, Steven Dollard, and Freedman, Danna. Fri . "Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04412. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489503.
@article{osti_1489503,
title = {Controlling dimensionality in the Ni–Bi system with pressure},
author = {Clarke, Samantha Marie and Powderly, Kelly Marie and Walsh, James Paul Slater and Yu, Tony and Wang, Yanbin and Meng, Yue and Jacobsen, Steven Dollard and Freedman, Danna},
abstractNote = {The discovery of new layered materials is crucial for the development of novel low-dimensional materials. Here, we report in situ high-pressure studies of the quasi-1D material NiBi3, revealing the formation of a new layered intermetallic phase, NiBi2. In situ diffraction data enabled us to solve the structure of NiBi2, which crystallizes in the same structure type as PdBi2, adding to a growing number of examples in which first-row transition-metal binary systems form structures at high pressure comparable to the ambient pressure structures of their second-row congeners. Based upon the diamond anvil cell reactions, we initiated scale up reactions in a multi-anvil press and isolated bulk NiBi2. Isolating a bulk sample enabled us to evaluate prior theoretical predictions of phase stability for NiBi2. Our findings of metastability within this phase are contrary to previous predictions, recommending continuing research into this phase. The dimensionality of the building units seems to vary as a function of synthesis pressure in the Ni– Bi system, being quasi-1D at ambient pressures (NiBi3), quasi-2D at ~14 GPa (NiBi2), and 3D at ~39 GPa (β-NiBi). This observation represents the first demonstration of dimensionality control in a binary intermetallic system via application of pressure.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b04412},
journal = {Chemistry of Materials},
number = 3,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Save / Share:

Works referencing / citing this record:

CSD 1899762: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination
dataset, January 2019

  • Clarke, Samantha M.; Powderly, Kelly M.; Walsh, James P. S.
  • FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
  • DOI: 10.25505/fiz.icsd.cc21rvnb

CSD 1899763: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination
dataset, January 2019

  • Clarke, Samantha M.; Powderly, Kelly M.; Walsh, James P. S.
  • FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
  • DOI: 10.25505/fiz.icsd.cc21rvpc