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Acta Physico-Chimica Sinca  2018, Vol. 34 Issue (4): 339-343    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201709081
Controllable Thermal Expansion and Crystal Structure of (Fe1-xNix)ZrF6 Solid Solutions
XU Jiale, HU Lei, WANG Lu, DENG Jinxia, CHEN Jun, XING Xianran
Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, P. R. China
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Most materials expand on heating and contract on cooling. In the recent years, however, some compounds have been found to exhibit abnormal negative thermal expansion (NTE) behavior; this presents an opportunity to adjust the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of such materials. It is especially important to obtain controllable thermal expansion in isotropic compounds. Herein, we report the preparation, crystal structure, and controllable thermal expansion in double ReO3-type (Fe1-xNix)ZrF6 solid solutions. (Fe1-xNix)ZrF6 exhibits full range solubility. A controllable thermal expansion of (Fe1-xNix)ZrF6 could be achieved by the chemical substitution of Ni2+ for Fe2+ over a wide range of CTE from -3.24×10-6 to +18.23×10-6 K-1 (300-675 K). In particular, zero thermal expansion was obtained for the composition (Fe0.5Ni0.5)ZrF6. As a kind of typical framework structure, the transverse thermal vibrations of fluorine atoms are expected to play a critical role in the thermal expansion behavior of double-ReO3 compounds. This study presents a potential method to tune the thermal expansion of NTE (negative thermal expansion) families which have an open framework structure.

Key wordsSolid solution      Fluorides      ReO3      Controllable thermal expansion      Zero thermal expansion     
Received: 09 August 2017      Published: 08 September 2017
MSC2000:  O641  

The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91422301, 21231001) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China (FRF-TP-14-012C1).

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XU Jiale, HU Lei, WANG Lu, DENG Jinxia, CHEN Jun, XING Xianran. Controllable Thermal Expansion and Crystal Structure of (Fe1-xNix)ZrF6 Solid Solutions. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinca, 2018, 34(4): 339-343.

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