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Title: The synthesis, single-crystal structure, optical absorption, and resistivity of Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5}

The compound Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} has been synthesized by the reaction of the elements at 1273 K. From a single-crystal study Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} crystallizes in the Ba{sub 5}Si{sub 3} structure type with four formula units in the space group D{sup 8}{sub 4h}−P4/ncc of the tetragonal system in a cell with dimensions a=7.4968(4) Å and c=13.6302(9) Å at 100(2) K. From optical absorption measurements Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} is found to have an optical band gap of 1.92 eV (indirect) or 1.98 eV (direct), consistent with its red color. Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} is a wide gap semiconductor, as indicated by its electrical resistivity at 298 K of 4.37(2)×10{sup 9} Ω cm measured on a single crystal. - Graphical abstract: The structure of Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5}. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The new compound Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} was synthesized from the elements and recrystallized from Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3}. • Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} crystallizes in the Ba{sub 5}Si{sub 3} structure type. • The band gap of Th{sub 2}GeSe{sub 5} is1.92 eV and its resistivity shows it to be a wide gap semiconductor.
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OSTI Identifier:
22274067
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 205; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION; MONOCRYSTALS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SPACE GROUPS; SYNTHESIS; THORIUM