Title

Preparation, thermal analysis, and crystal structure refinement of the quaternary alloy (CuIn)2NbTe5

DOI

10.31349/REVMEXFIS.68.010502

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Publication Title

Revista Mexicana de Fisica

Volume

68

Issue

1

ISSN

0035001X

Keywords

Chalcogenide, Chemical synthesis, Crystal structure, P-chalcopyrite, Thermal analysis

Abstract

The quaternary alloy (CuIn)2NbTe5 was synthesized by solid-state reaction using the melt and annealing technique. The thermal analysis shows that this compound melts at 1026 K. The present alloy is isotypic with Cu2FeIn2Se5 and crystallizes in the space group P¹42c (N°112),with unit cell parameters a = 6:1964(2) ° A, c = 12:4761(4) ° A, c=a = 2:01, V = 479:02(3) °A3. (CuIn)2NbTe5, belonging to the system(CuInSe2)1-x(FeSe)x with x = 1/3, is a new adamantane compound with a P¡chalcopyrite structure. This structure is characterized by adouble alternation of anions-cations layers according to the Te-Te: Nb-In-Nb-In: Cu-In-Cu-In: Te-Te sequence, along the 010 direction

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