Cubic CsCaH3 and hexagonal RbMgH3: New examples of fluoride-related perovskite-type hydrides

F. Gingl, T. Vogt, E. Akiba, K. Yvon

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The title compounds and their deuterides were synthesized by sintering stoichiometric mixtures of the binary hydrides (deutendes) at 675 K and 200 bar H2 (D2) for 10 days and characterized by X-ray and neutron powder diffraction. CsCaH3 crystallizes with the cubic perovskite structure, space group Pm3m (221), a=4.6170(2) Å (hydride), a=4.6093(2) Å (deuteride). The distances (Cs-D: 3.26 Å, Ca-D: 2.31 Å, D-D: 3.26 Å) are consistent with those found in Cs2CaH4. RbMgH3 is the first example of a metal hydride crystallizing with the BaTiO3 (6H variant of the hexagonal perovskite) structure, space group P63/mmc (194), a=5.9030(1) Å, c=14.3158(3) Å (deuteride). The M-D distances (Rb-D: 2.96-3.03 Å, Mg-D: 2.01-2.04 Å) and shortest D-D distances (2.52 Å) are in agreement with distances found in other deuterides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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