James A. Ibers

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Single-crystal x-ray diffraction methods were used to determine the crystal and molecular structure of C(60) buckminsterfullerene. At 110 kelvin C(60) is cubic, apparent Laue symmetry m3m, but it exhibits noncrystallographic systematic extinctions indicative of a twin in which I(hkl) and I(khl) are superimposed. In fact, C(60) crystallizes with four(More)
Crystals of NiUS3 were obtained from the reaction of the elements Ni, U, S, and of GeI2 in a CsCl flux at 1173 K. Nickel(II) uranium(IV) tris-ulfide, NiUS3, has ortho-rhom-bic (Pnma) symmetry and crystallizes in the GdFeO3 structure type. The compound has a perovskite ABQ 3-like structure, with U occupying the inter-stitial sites of a NiS6 framework. The U(More)
Single crystals of CsU(2)Te(6) were synthesized from the reaction of U, Te, and Cs(2)Te(3) at 1273 K. CsU(2)Te(6) crystallizes in the space group Cmcm in the CsTh(2)Te(6) structure type. The asymmetric unit comprises one U (site symmetry m2m), one Cs (m2m; half-occupancy) and two Te atoms (m.. and m2m). The structure of CsU(2)Te(6) consists of infinite(More)
Thallium(I) copper(I) thorium(IV) tris-elenide, TlCuThSe₃, crystallizes with four formula units in the space group Cmcm in the KCuZrS₃ structure type. There is one crystallographic-ally independent Th, Tl, and Cu atom at a site of symmetry 2/m.., m2m, and m2m, respectively. There are two crystallographically independent Se atoms at sites of symmetry m.. and(More)
The compounds ThOS, ThOSe, and ThOTe have been synthesized, and their structures have been determined by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. All three compounds adopt the PbFCl structure type in the tetragonal space group D(4h)(7) - P4/nmm. More precise crystallographic data have been obtained for ThOS and ThOSe, which had previously only(More)
β-UPSe was synthesized from the reaction of U(2)Se(3), P and Se in a CsCl flux in a fused-silica tube. It crystallizes with four formula units in the tetra-gonal space group I4/mmm in the UGeTe structure type. The asymmetric unit comprises one U (site symmetry 4mm), one Se (4mm), and one P (mmm.) atom. The U atom is coordinated in a monocapped(More)
Zirconium(IV) dilanthanum(III) penta-sulfide, ZrLa(2)S(5), crystallizes with four formula units in the space group Pnma in the U(3)S(5) structure type. The asymmetric unit comprises one Zr, one La and four S atoms. The Zr and three S atoms are situated on mirror planes. The structure consists of LaS(8) face-sharing bicapped distorted trigonal prisms and(More)
Tetra-yttrium(III) tris-ulfide disilicate, Y(4)S(3)(Si(2)O(7)), crystallizes in the Sm(4)S(3)(Si(2)O(7)) structure type. The structure consists of isolated (Si(2)O(7))(6-) units (2mm. symmetry) and two crystallo-graphically independent Y(3+) cations bridged by one S and one O atom. The first Y atom (site symmetry .m.) is coordinated by three O atoms and(More)