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Iodine as an Oxidant in the Topotactic Deintercalation of Interstitial Iron in Fe1+xTe

Rodriguez, Efrain E, Zavalij, Peter, Hsieh, Ping-Yen, Green, M.A. (2010) Iodine as an Oxidant in the Topotactic Deintercalation of Interstitial Iron in Fe1+xTe. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (29). pp. 10006-10008. ISSN 1520-5126. (doi:10.1021/ja104004t) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The layered telluride, Fe1+xTe, is a parent compound of the isostructural and superconducting phases, Fe1+x(Te, Se, S). Here we show that, through a simple reaction of I2 vapor with both powder and single crystal samples, the interstitial iron can be removed from the FeTe framework topotactically. Neutron powder diffraction and X-ray single crystal diffraction confirm that the iron being extracted is the partially occupied site that lies between the 2-D blocks of edge-sharing FeTe4 tetrahedra. The deintercalation process has consequences for both magnetic and crystallographic phase transitions in the compound at low temperatures. This technique could be of use for the tuning of stoichiometry of the superconducting phases and therefore enable more careful studies on how chemical composition affects magnetic and superconducting properties.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1021/ja104004t
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Mark Green
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40476 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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