Synchrotron-radiation X-ray powder diffraction study of α- and β-Zn4Sb3 compounds

T. Souma, G. Nakamoto, M. Kurisu, K. Kato, M. Takata

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The crystal structures of the α- and β-Zn4Sb3 have been investigated by the synchrotron-radiation X-ray powder diffraction at temperatures of 180 to 295 K. The Rietveld analysis indicates that the α-Zn4Sb3 possesses a rhombohedral structure with R-3c as the β-Zn4Sb3 does. The β- to α-phase structural transition is of 2nd order and accompanies the reduction in the c/a and increase in volume (Δa/a>0 and Δc/c<0). The atomic displacement parameters and bond distance are calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICT 2003 - 22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078038301X
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003 - La Grande Motte, France
Duration: 2003 Aug 172003 Aug 21

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings


Other22nd International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT 2003
CityLa Grande Motte


  • Atomic measurements
  • Extrapolation
  • Lattices
  • Powders
  • Reflection
  • Strontium
  • Temperature dependence
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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