E.C. thanks the Fundación Iberdrola for a Visiting Professorship (January-March 1996). Prof. Santiago Alvarez for his kind hospitality, and the CNRS for a sabbatical which made possible the stay at Universitat de Barcelona. This work was partially supported (S.J., R.B., and E.C.) by the European Union Human Capital and Mobility Program (CHRX -CT94-0675 ).
New low-dimensional solids: Tellurium-rich alkali metal tellurides†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Volume 9, Issue 8, pages 669–675, Juli 1997
How to Cite
Sheldrick, W. S., Wachhold, M., Jobic, S., Brec, R. and Canadell, E. (1997), New low-dimensional solids: Tellurium-rich alkali metal tellurides. Adv. Mater., 9: 669–675. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090818
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
The crystal and electronic structure of several recently reported tellurium-rich alkali metal tellurides is discussed. Some of these materials contain defective square planar tellurium lattices, which on the basis of band structure calculations are expected to be new low-dimensional metals. The structural interrelations between some of these new phases can be understood once the primordial template role of the alkali metal as well as the secondary Te…Te interactions are considered. Tellurium-rich alkali metal tellurides seem to be promising materials in the search for new solids with interesting structural and electronic properties.