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Structural and vibrational studies of the layered structure solid Fe1 ? xNixPS3 (1 greater-or-equal, slanted x greater-or-equal, slanted 0)

Rao, Radhika Rani and Raychaudhuri, AK (1992) Structural and vibrational studies of the layered structure solid Fe1 ? xNixPS3 (1 greater-or-equal, slanted x greater-or-equal, slanted 0). In: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 53 (7). pp. 949-958.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-3697(92)90123-U

Abstract

We report here the results of structural and vibrational studies on the solid solution Fe1 ? xNixPS3 (1 greater-or-equal, slanted x greater-or-equal, slanted 0) systems. From the structural analysis, we show that there is a lattice compaction as the composition x is varied from 0 to 1, the basic lattice symmetry being maintained. We find that the compaction is more in the basal plane. These subtle structural changes are also reflected in the vibrational bands. We observed splitting of certain bands due to these small changes in the lattice constants, which we explained as arising from a correlation splitting. These changes in the vibrational bands have also been seen on cooling where there is a preferential thermal compaction in the basal plane compared to that perpendicular to the plane.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Keywords: Layered compounds;vibrational;correlation splitting.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 08:06
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 08:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37656

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