Planar nets of Ti atoms comprising squares and rhombs in the new binary antimonide Ti2Sb.

@article{Derakhshan2004PlanarNO,
  title={Planar nets of Ti atoms comprising squares and rhombs in the new binary antimonide Ti2Sb.},
  author={Shahab Derakhshan and Abdeljalil Assoud and Katja M Kleinke and Enkhtsetseg Dashjav and Xiangyun Qiu and Simon J. L. Billinge and Holger Kleinke},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 26},
  pages={8295-302}
}
The new binary antimonide Ti(2)Sb was found to crystallize in a distorted variant of the La(2)Sb type, which contains a square planar La net with short La-La bonds. In the Ti(2)Sb structure, the corresponding Ti net is deformed to squares and rhombs in order to enhance Ti-Ti bonding, as proven by single-crystal X-ray investigation in combination with the real-space pair distribution function technique utilizing both X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. Electronic structure calculations… CONTINUE READING