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.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Materials Chemistry