RbHgSbTe3 (I), a novel two-dimensional quaternary mercury antimony telluride, was synthesized via an unconventional low-temperature route. Single crystals of I were grown at 180 degrees C from solvothermal reactions using ethylenediamine as solvent. The crystal structure of I was determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The structure belongs to the orthorhombic crystal system, space group Cmcm (no. 63), a = 4.590 (2) Angstrom, b = 15.745 (4) Angstrom, c = 11.737 (2) Angstrom, Z = 4. The crystal structure of this compound consists of two-dimensional layers of (2)(infinity)[HgSbTe3-] with Rb+ counterions located between the layers. Optical studies performed on the powder samples of I suggested that the compound is a narrow-gap semiconductor. A band-gap of 0.2 eV was estimated from its diffuse reflectance spectrum.

A novel two-dimensional mercury antimony telluride: low temperature synthesis and characterization of RbHgSbTe3 / J. Li, Z. Chen, X. Wang, D.M. Proserpio. - In: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS. - ISSN 0925-8388. - 262(1997), pp. 28-33.

A novel two-dimensional mercury antimony telluride: low temperature synthesis and characterization of RbHgSbTe3

D.M. Proserpio
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1997

Abstract

RbHgSbTe3 (I), a novel two-dimensional quaternary mercury antimony telluride, was synthesized via an unconventional low-temperature route. Single crystals of I were grown at 180 degrees C from solvothermal reactions using ethylenediamine as solvent. The crystal structure of I was determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The structure belongs to the orthorhombic crystal system, space group Cmcm (no. 63), a = 4.590 (2) Angstrom, b = 15.745 (4) Angstrom, c = 11.737 (2) Angstrom, Z = 4. The crystal structure of this compound consists of two-dimensional layers of (2)(infinity)[HgSbTe3-] with Rb+ counterions located between the layers. Optical studies performed on the powder samples of I suggested that the compound is a narrow-gap semiconductor. A band-gap of 0.2 eV was estimated from its diffuse reflectance spectrum.
mercury antimony telluride; solvothermal reaction; layered structure
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
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