Title

A Hydride Route to Ternary Alkali Metal Borides: A Case Study of Lithium Nickel Borides

Publication Date

1-16-2019

Department

Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry

Campus Units

Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

OSTI ID+

1501619

Report Number

IS-J 9902

DOI

10.1002/chem.201805398

Journal Title

Chemistry–A European Journal

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

16

First Page

4123

Last Page

4135

Abstract

Ternary lithium nickel borides LiNi3B1.8 and Li2.8Ni16B8 have been synthesized by using reactive LiH as a precursor. This synthetic route allows for the better mixing of the precursor powders, thus facilitating fast preparation of the alkali metal containing ternary borides. This method is suitable for “fast screening” of multicomponent systems comprised of elements with drastically different reactivities. Crystal structures of the compounds LiNi3B1.8 and Li2.8Ni16B8 were reinvestigated by combination of X‐ray single crystal/synchrotron powder diffraction data, solid state 7Li and 11B NMR, and scanning transmission electron microscopy which allow determination of fine structural details including split position of Ni sites and ordering of B vacancies. Field dependent and temperature dependent magnetization measurements are consistent with spin glass behavior for both samples.

DOE Contract Number(s)

AC02-07CH11358; AC02‐06CH11357

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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