High pressure, high temperature technics were employed to successfully synthesize HoTe1.7, ErTe1.7, TmTe1.7, LuTe1.7, YTe1.7, and LuTe3. The pressure-temperature regions in which synthesis of each compound is successful were determined. Pressures to 100 kbars concurrently with temperatures to 1200 °C were used in an attempt to prepare ScTe1.7 and ScTe3, but these efforts met with failure. X-ray studies of these new compounds confirmed that they are extensions of the LTe2-X (0≤x<0.3) and LTe3 series (L = lanthanide) previously reported through dysprosium for LTe2-X and through thulium for LTe3. The lattice parameters are reported and compared (versus lanthanide ionic radius) with those of the previously known analogs.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cannon, John Francis, "High pressure, high temperature syntheses of selected lanthanide-tellurium compounds" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 8183.
Lanthanum, Telluriom, High pressure (Science), Research, High temperatures