Synthesis and phase width of quaternary selenides Pb4ln xM6-XSe13 (M = Bi, X= 2.1-2.8; Sb, X= 2)

Ming Fang Wang, Wen Hen Huang, Chi-Shen Lee*

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Quaternary selenldes of Pb4InxM6-xSe 13 (M = Bi, x= 2.1 -2.8; Sb, x=2) were synthesized by solid-state methods, and their structures were determined from X-ray diffraction of single crystals. These compounds are isostructural with Pb4In 2Bi4S13 and crystallize In orthorhombic space group Pbam (No. 55) with Z= 4; the structure features a threedimensional framework consisting of Z-shaped ribbon units and corner-sharing infinite one-dimensional [InSe4] chains running parallel to the o-axis, which are connected by Pb atoms to form a three-dimensional structure. Calculations of the band structure and measurements of Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity, and diffuse reflectance spectra confirm that these compounds are semiconductors with a narrow band gap. All compounds show semiconducting properties; the Seebeck coefficient of Pb4In 2.5Bi3.5Se13 Is -180 μV/K at 295 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6402-6408
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2009

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