Antoine Villesuzanne

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The present study provides a rapid way to obtain VO2 (B) under economical and environmentally friendly conditions. VO2 (B) is one of the well-known polymorphs of vanadium dioxide and is a promising cathode material for aqueous lithium ion batteries. VO2 (B) was successfully synthesized by rapid single-step hydrothermal process using V2O5 and citric acid as(More)
The olivine-type compounds LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) consist of MO4 layers made up of corner-sharing MO6 octahedra of high-spin M2+ ions. To gain insight into the magnetic properties of these phosphates, their spin exchange interactions were estimated by spin dimer analysis using tight binding calculations and by electronic band structure analysis using(More)
The temperature dependence of the optical and magnetic properties of CuO were examined by means of hybrid density functional theory calculations. Our work shows that the spin exchange interactions in CuO are neither fully one-dimensional nor fully three-dimensional. The temperature dependence of the optical band gap and the (63)Cu nuclear quadrupole(More)
The perovskites LaMnO(3) and CaFeO(3) consisting of high-spin d(4) transition metal ions undergo different types of distortions, i.e., a Jahn-Teller distortion in LaMnO(3) and a charge disproportionation in CaFeO(3). We investigated the electronic factor causing this difference on the basis of first principles spin-polarized electronic band structure(More)
In the (MM'O6)infinity chains of the transition-metal magnetic oxides Ca3MM'O6 the MO6 trigonal prisms alternate with the M'O6 octahedra by sharing their triangular faces. In the (Co(2O6)infinity chains of Ca3Co2O6 (M = M' = Co) the spins are coupled ferromagnetically, but in the (FeRhO6)infinity chains of Ca3FeRhO6 (M = Fe, M' = Rh) they are coupled(More)
We report on various nanocarbons formed from a unique structural pattern containing two pentagons, three hexagons, and two heptagons, resulting from local rearrangements around a divacancy in pristine graphene, or nanotubes. This defect can be inserted in sheets or tubes either individually or as extended defect lines. Sheets or tubes containing only this(More)
A new magnetic oxide, CuMnVO4, was prepared, and its crystal structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The magnetic properties of CuMnVO4 were characterized by magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements, and the spin exchange interactions of CuMnVO4 were analyzed on the basis of spin-polarized electronic band structure(More)
The electronic and structural properties of potassium hexaboride, KB(6), were examined by transport, magnetic susceptibility, EPR, and NMR measurements, temperature-dependent crystal structure determination, and electronic band structure calculations. The valence bands of KB(6) are partially empty, but the electrical resistivity of KB(6) reveals that it is(More)
Electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and electron paramagnetic resonance measurements were carried out for cubic hexaboride KB(6), which is one electron short of completely filling its conduction band. It is found that KB(6) is not metallic and has localized spins. KB(6) exhibits a highly unusual hysteresis in the magnetic susceptibility below(More)
In the isostructural oxides Ca3CoMO6 (M = Co, Rh, Ir), the CoMO6 chains made up of face-sharing CoO6 trigonal prisms and MO6 octahedra are separated by Ca atoms. We analyzed the magnetic and electronic properties of these oxides on the basis of density functional theory calculations including on-site repulsion and spin-orbit coupling, and examined the(More)