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Low temperature synthesis and hcaracterization of Ag2S1-x Tez(O<x<1)

Vasan, HN and Shukla, AK (1992) Low temperature synthesis and hcaracterization of Ag2S1-x Tez(O<x<1). In: Bulletin of Materials Science, 15 (4). pp. 367-375.

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A low-temperature route for the synthesis of Ag2S,Ag2Te and their solid solutions Ag2S1-xTex(0 less-than-or-equal-to x less-than-or-equal-to 1) is reported. Ag2S is prepared by the direct addition of silver nitrate solution to thiourea, while Ag2Te is prepared by reacting silver nitrate solution with tellurium in nitric acid and subsequently reducing it with hydrazine hydrate. The solid solutions of Ag2S and Ag2Te are obtained by the addition of nitrate solutions of silver and tellurium to thiourea followed by its reduction with hydrazine hydrate. The method enables the synthesis of low-temperature crystalline phase of Ag2S1-xTex solid solutions. The powder X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the solid solutions of compositions x < 0.3 have a phase akin to alpha-Ag2S and those with compositions x > 0.6 are similar to alpha-Ag2Te. In the intermediate range of compositions (x = 0.4 and 0.5), the solid solutions are found to be mixtures of alpha-Ag2S and alpha-Ag2Te phases which transform totally to alpha-Ag2S phase on prolonged annealing at about 473 K.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Bulletin of Materials Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 06:21
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 06:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37198

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