Abstract

Samples of the solid solution [ZnSnSb2]1-x[2(InSb)]x have been prepared over the whole range of composition by tin flux synthesis. The lattice parameter of the sphalerite-type average structure varies linearly between that of the end members ZnSnSb2 and InSb, a=6.2849(2) and 6.4776(15), respectively. Electron diffraction shows different kinds of structured diffuse scattering for Zn and In rich samples, respectively. The former is attributed to compositional short range ordering, the latter to thermally excited phonon modes. A metal-nonmetal transition takes place between the compositions x=0.8 and x=0.9.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1438-1442
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume182
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Nonmetals
zincblende
Solid solutions
solid solutions
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transition metals
Tin
Chemical analysis
Electron diffraction
Lattice constants
lattice parameters
tin
electron diffraction
Scattering
Fluxes
synthesis
scattering
zinc sulfide

Keywords

  • Indium antimonide
  • Metal-nonmetal transition
  • Solid solution
  • Sphalerite structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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Metal-nonmetal transition in the sphalerite-type solid solution [ZnSnSb2]1-x[2(InSb)]x . / Tengå, Andreas; Javier Garcia-Garcia, F.; Wu, Yang; Newman, Nathan; Häussermann, Ulrich.

In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Vol. 182, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 1438-1442.

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Tengå, Andreas ; Javier Garcia-Garcia, F. ; Wu, Yang ; Newman, Nathan ; Häussermann, Ulrich. / Metal-nonmetal transition in the sphalerite-type solid solution [ZnSnSb2]1-x[2(InSb)]x In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 2009 ; Vol. 182, No. 6. pp. 1438-1442.
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