Crystal growth, defect structure and magnetism of new Li 3N-derived lithium nitridocobaltates

Alexandra G. Gordon, Ronald I. Smith, Claire Wilson, Zlatka Stoeva, Duncan H. Gregory

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New nitridocobaltates Li3-x-yCoxN are revealed to contain significant Li+ vacancies (y ≈ 0.45) disordered within lithium-nitrogen planes and to exist as partially delocalised spin systems as a result of increased covalency through infinite -N-(Li,Co)-N- chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2812-2813
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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