Single-crystal X-ray diffraction investigation of the reversible order-disorder phase transition in iron-deficient TlFe2-xSe2

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A reversible phase transition was found for iron-deficient TlFe 2-xSe2 (x ≈ 0.4) and investigated on single crystals using high temperature synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction. Full data sets have been collected at room temperature and at 200 °C to evaluate the structures. The high-temperature form (space group I4/mmm, lattice parameters a = 3.8919(3) Å, c = 14.027(3) Å) shows complete statistical disorder of iron positions and vacancies in a ThCr2Si2 type structure. The low-temperature form corresponds to a √5 × √5 superstructure of the ThCr2Si2 type (I4/m, a = 8.6966(2) Å, c = 14.009(9) Å) and shows partial ordering of iron positions and vacancies. A group-subgroup relation can be compiled between both structures.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal research and technology: journal of experimental and industrial crystallography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Scopus 84893053723
ORCID /0000-0001-7523-9313/work/142238620
ORCID /0000-0002-2391-6025/work/142250211