alpha-Cd13-xSb10 - The Devil is in the Details
2009 (English)In: Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeines Chemie, ISSN 0044-2313, E-ISSN 1521-3749, Vol. 635, no 12, 1747-1752 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A detailed study of the structure of α-Cd13Sb10 was performed using a high quality single crystal obtained from a cadmium-rich melt. The study clearly shows that this sample is cadmium-deficient, and should more properly be labelled α-Cd13–xSb10, but whether this is true in general for this phase, or if it is an effect of the precise conditions of synthesis remains unclear. Like for the similar zinc based compound, small differences in the cadmium (zinc) content may be crucial in determining the electronic transport properties of the material.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 635, no 12, 1747-1752 p.
Thermoelectric properties, Cadmium, Antimony, X-ray diffraction, Polymorphism
Research subject Physical Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36339DOI: 10.1002/zaac.200900205ISI: 000271575500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-36339DiVA: diva2:289260