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