Substitutional studies on the anisotropic, semiconducting, molybdenum bronze, Li0.33MoO3

B. T. Collins, K. V. Ramanujachary, M. Greenblatt, W. H. McCarroll, P. McNally, J. V. Waszczak

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Abstract

Pure Li0.33MoO3 and vanadium-doped Li0.33Mo1-xVxO3 crystals were grown by a temperature gradient flux technique. Directional electrical resistivity measurements have been made on both the pure and doped crystals. The electrical properties of Li0.33MoO3 are highly anisotropic with resistivity values at room temperature of 1.8 × 10-1 and 6.0 × 102 Ω cm along the c and b* directions, respectively. Li0.33 MoO3 shows complex semiconducting behavior and an anomalously low paramagnetic signal. The effects of vanadium substitution on the structure and transport properties of Li0.33MoO3 are dramatic. Attempts are made to correlate the observed electrical and magnetic behavior with the structure of Li0.33MoO3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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