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Structural and spectroscopic study of NaSbR(PO4)3 (R = Cr, Fe, In) phases

  • Abderrahim Aatiq (a1) and My Rachid Tigha (a1)


Crystallographic structures of the three NaSbR(PO4)3 (R = Cr, Fe, In) phases were determined at room temperature from X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) data using the Rietveld analysis. The three compounds belong to the Nasicon structural family. The presence of the (303) reflection in all XRD spectra of NaSbR(PO4)3 shows clearly that all compounds crystallise in rhombohedral system with R3 space group. Na atoms are practically ordered within the two positions, 3a and 3b, of M1 sites. Structure refinements show also a partially-ordered distribution of Sb5+ and R3+ ions within the Nasicon framework. A Raman and Infrared spectroscopic study was used to obtain further structural information about the nature of bonding in NaSbR(PO4)3 (R = Cr, Fe, In) phases.


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Structural and spectroscopic study of NaSbR(PO4)3 (R = Cr, Fe, In) phases

  • Abderrahim Aatiq (a1) and My Rachid Tigha (a1)


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