LaCuO25+x and YCuO2.5+x delafossites: Materials with triangular Cu2+δ planes

R. J. Cava, H. W. Zandbergen, A. P. Ramirez, H. Takagi, C. T. Chen, J. J. Krajewski, W. F. Peck, J. V. Waszczak, G. Meigs, R. S. Roth, L. F. Schneemeyer

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The YCuO2 and LaCuO2 delafossites consist of alternating triangular planes of Ln3+ octahedra and O-Cu1+-O sticks. Here it is shown that under a limited set of conditions they may be oxidized to form new delafossite-derived phases YCuO2.5+x, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.05, and LaCuO25+x, 0.07 ≤ x ≤ 0.18. Electron microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction are employed to characterize the resulting structures. Temperature-dependent resistivities and magnetic susceptibilities are reported. Characterization by soft X-ray photoabsorbtion spectroscopy, which shows them to be electronically unlike cuprates such as La2-xSrxCuO4, is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-452
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993


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