James A. Ibers

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Black single crystals of A(6)Cu(12)U(2)S(15) (A = K, Rb, Cs) have been synthesized by the reactive flux method. These isostructural compounds crystallize in the cubic space group Ia ̅3d at room temperature. The structure comprises a three-dimensional framework built from US(6) octahedra and CuS(3) trigonal planar units with A cations residing in the(More)
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)
The three new solid-state compounds BaThTe4, BaUTe4, and BaUTe6 have been synthesized and characterized. BaThTe4 and BaUTe4 are isostructural. The structure consists of infinite ∞(2)[AnTe4(2–)] layers separated by Ba(2+) ions. Each An (An = Th, U) atom is coordinated to eight Te atoms in a bicapped trigonal-prismatic arrangement. Te atoms are connected to(More)
The compound [PPh(4)](2)[NEt(4)][CuTe(7)] has been synthesized from the reaction of CuCl with a polytelluride solution in dimethylformamide at room temperature. The compound crystallizes with two formula units in the triclinic space group P(-)1 in a cell with dimensions a = 8.9507(18) A, b = 14.714(3) A, and c = 23.277(5) A and alpha= 86.32(3) degrees,(More)
Black prisms of UFeS(3) and UFeSe(3) have been synthesized by solid-state reactions of U, Fe, and S or Se with CsCl as a flux at 1173 K. The structure of these isostructural compounds consists of layers of edge- and corner-sharing FeS(6) or FeSe(6) octahedra that are separated by layers of face- and edge-sharing US(8) or USe(8) bicapped trigonal prisms. The(More)