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Title: X-ray diffraction analysis of LiCu{sub 2}O{sub 2} crystals with additives of silver atoms

Silver-containing LiCu{sub 2}O{sub 2} crystals up to 4 × 8 × 8 mm in size were grown by the crystallization of 80(1-x)CuO · 20{sub x}AgNO{sub 3} · 20Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3} (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) mixture melt. According to the X-ray spectral and Rietveld X-ray diffraction data, the maximum amount of silver incorporated in the LiCu{sub 2}O{sub 2} structure is about 4 at % relative to the copper content. It was established that silver atoms occupy statistically crystallographic positions of lithium atoms. The incorporation of silver atoms is accompanied by a noticeable increase in parameter c of the LiCu{sub 2}O{sub 2} rhombic unit cell, a slight increase in parameter a, and a slight decrease in parameter b.
Authors:
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  1. Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics, and Automation (Russian Federation)
  2. People’s Friendship University of Russia (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472151
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ATOMS; COPPER; COPPER OXIDES; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTALLIZATION; CRYSTALS; CUPRATES; LITHIUM; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; MIXTURES; SILVER; X-RAY DIFFRACTION