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Synthesis and crystal structure of Na3.5Cr1.5Co0.5(PO4)3 phosphate

  • Mohamed Chakir (a1), Abdelaziz El Jazouli (a1) and Jean-Pierre Chaminade (a2)


A new Nasicon phosphates series [Na3+xCr2−xCox(PO4)3(0⩽x⩽1)] was synthesized by a coprecipitation method and structurally characterized by powder X-ray diffraction. The selected compound Na3.5Cr1.5Co0.5(PO4)3 (x=0.5) crystallizes in the R3c space group with the following hexagonal unit-cell dimensions: ah=8.7285(3) Å, ch=21.580(2) Å, V=1423.8(1) Å3, and Z=6. This three-dimensional framework is built of PO4 tetrahedra and Cr∕CoO6 octahedra sharing corners. Na atoms occupy totally M(1) sites and partially M(2) sites.



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Synthesis and crystal structure of Na3.5Cr1.5Co0.5(PO4)3 phosphate

  • Mohamed Chakir (a1), Abdelaziz El Jazouli (a1) and Jean-Pierre Chaminade (a2)


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