Supercell ordering in a hollandite-type phase: Potassium magnesium antimony oxide

A. Pring, David J. Smith, D. A. Jefferson

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The hollandite-type phase K1.33Mg3.11Sb4.89O16 has been studied by X-ray and electron diffraction as well as high resolution electron microscopy at 500 kV. This material was found to adopt the tetragonal hollandite structure, space group I4 m, with a = 10.315 (4)Å; c = 3.080 (4) Å. The formation of a 3c body-centered supercell was observed and this was shown to be due to ordering of potassium cations within the tunnel sites. Computer image simulations established that ordering of the tunnel cations alone rather than the octahedrally coordinated framework cations was responsible for superlattice formation. In some crystals the supercell ordering appeared to occur in domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-381
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Supercell ordering in potassium magnesium antimony oxide: A hollandite type phase

    Pring, A., Jefferson, D. A. & Smith, D. J., 1 Dec 1983, Solid State Chemistry 1982: proceedings of the Second European Conference, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, 7-9 June, 1982. Metselaar, R., Heijligers, H. J. M. & Schoonman, J. (eds.). Amsterdam : Elsevier, p. 667-670 4 p. (Studies in inorganic chemistry; vol. 3).

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