Synthesis of NaLnNbC (Ln=La, Nd, Sm, Gd) an their structures and electrical properties

Wataru Sugimolo, Masahiro Nailo, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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    Polycrystalline samples of NaiLnbO (Ln=La, Nd, Sm, Gd) were synthesized by solid-state reactions. Reduced niobates were obtained as single-phase perovskites for x=0.05 and 0.1 when Ln=La and Nd and x=0.05 when Ln=Sm. The Gd-substituted samples could not be prepared under the synthetic conditions studied. Compositional analysis of the products revealed a slight amount of sodium loss during synthesis. The structural parameters obtained from Rietveld analysis revealed an increase in unit-cell volume. All of the obtained samples showed semiconducting behavior. Similar semiconducting behavior was observed for the same x value, suggesting the weak influence of the different Ln species to the electrical properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Sugimolo, W., Nailo, M., Sugahara, Y., & Kuroda, K. (1999). Synthesis of NaLnNbC (Ln=La, Nd, Sm, Gd) an their structures and electrical properties. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 547, pp. 267-272)