Electrical and magnetic properties of Nb2O5-δ crystallographic shear structures

R. J. Cava, B. Batlogg, J. J. Krajewski, H. F. Poulsen, P. Gammel, W. F. Peck, L. W. Rupp

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The reduced niobium oxides Nb25O62, Nb47O116, Nb22O54, and Nb12O29 have been prepared in pure polycrystalline form by a niobium-metal gettering technique. They are related to the high niobia parent structure through the action of cystallographic shear to accommodate oxygen deficiency in Nb2O5-δ. Electrical conductivities increase with increasing reduction: Nb12O29 is a metallic conductor down to 0.3 K. All show, surprisingly, Curie-Weiss behavior in the χ-vs-T curves, with Nb12O29 ordering antiferromagnetically at 12 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6973-6981
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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