Type II Bi 1- x W x O 1.5 + 1.5 x : a (3 + 3)-dimensional commensurate modulation that stabilizes the fast- ion conducting delta phase of bismuth oxide

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2015

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Wind, Julia
Auckett, Josie E.
Withers, Raymond
Piltz, R O
Maljuk, Andrey
Ling, Chris David

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Munksgaard International Publishers

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The Type II phase in the Bi1 􏰀 xWxO1.5 + 1.5x system is shown to have a (3 + 3)- dimensional modulated 􏰆-Bi2O3-related structure, in which the modulation vector " ‘locks in’ to a commensurate value of 1/3. The structure was refined in a 3 􏰅 3 􏰅 3 supercell against single-crystal Laue neutron diffraction data. Ab initio calculations were used to test and optimize the local structure of the oxygen sublattice around a single mixed Bi/W site. The underlying crystal chemistry was shown to be essentially the same as for the recently refined (3 + 3)-dimensional modulated structure of Type II Bi1 􏰀 xNbxO1.5 + x (Ling et al., 2013), based on a transition from fluorite-type to pyrochlore-type via the appearance of W4O18 ‘tetrahedra of octahedra’ and chains of corner-sharing WO6 octahedra along h110iF directions. The full range of occupancies on this mixed Bi/W site give a hypothetical solid-solution range bounded by Bi23W4O46.5 (x = 0.148) and Bi22W5O48 (x = 0.185), consistent with previous reports and with our own synthetic and analytical results.

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Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science

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10.1107/S2052520615018351

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