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Title: Synthesis, crystal structure, and electrical and magnetic properties of BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6}: A novel reduced molybdenum telluride containing infinite chains of trans-face shared Mo{sub 6} octahedra

Powder samples and single crystals of the new ternary compound BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} were obtained by solid state reaction. The structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} crystallizes in the hexagonal space group P6{sub 3}/m (No. 176) with unit-cell parameters a=9.3941(2) Å, c=4.5848(1) Å and Z=1. Full-matrix least-squares refinement on F{sup 2} using 452 independent reflections for 17 refinable parameters resulted in R1=0.0208 and wR2=0.0539. The structure consists of one-dimensional infinite chains of trans-face shared Mo{sub 6} octahedra capped by Se atoms. These chains that are running along the c axis are separated from each other by nine-coordinate Ba atoms. Resistivity measurements on a single crystal indicated that the BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} compound is metallic down to 160 K and semiconductor below. Magnetic susceptibility measurements showed that BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} is weakly diamagnetic with no anomaly at the metal–semiconductor transition. - Graphical abstract: We present here the synthesis, the crystal structure, and the electrical and magnetic properties of the new compound BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} containing infinite chains of trans-face shared Mo{sub 6} octahedra. - Highlights: • BaMo{sub 6}Te{sub 6} contains infinite chains of trans-face-sharing Mo{sub 6} octahedra |Mo{sub 6/2}|{sub ∞}{sup 1}. • Synthesis by solid state reaction.more » • Single-crystal X-ray study. • Continuous metal–nonmetal transition. • Anderson localization.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22451133
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 220; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 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; HEXAGONAL LATTICES; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MOLYBDENUM; MONOCRYSTALS; POWDERS; SOLIDS; SPACE GROUPS; SYNTHESIS; TELLURIDES; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION