Exploring the coordination change of vanadium and structure transformation of metavanadate MgVO under high pressure.

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Scientific reports, ISSN: 2045-2322, Vol: 6, Issue: 1, Page: 38566

Publication Year:
2016
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https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/all_faculty/176
PMID:
27924843
DOI:
10.1038/srep38566
PMCID:
PMC5141448
Author(s):
Tang, Ruilian; Li, Yan; Xie, Shengyi; Li, Nana; Chen, Jiuhua; Gao, Chunxiao; Zhu, Pinwen; Wang, Xin
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature; Nature
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Multidisciplinary
article description
Raman spectroscopy, synchrotron angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction (ADXRD), first-principles calculations, and electrical resistivity measurements were carried out under high pressure to investigate the structural stability and electrical transport properties of metavanadate MgVO. The results have revealed the coordination change of vanadium ions (from 5+1 to 6) at around 4 GPa. In addition, a pressure-induced structure transformation from the C2/m phase to the C2 phase in MgVO was detected above 20 GPa, and both phases coexisted up to the highest pressure. This structural phase transition was induced by the enhanced distortions of MgO octahedra and VO octahedra under high pressure. Furthermore, the electrical resistivity decreased with pressure but exhibited different slope for these two phases, indicating that the pressure-induced structural phase transitions of MgVO was also accompanied by the obvious changes in its electrical transport behavior.