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2H-perovskite related oxides: Synthesis, structures, and predictions

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The ability to synthesize new complex oxide materials that belong to any of the large number of known oxide structural families relies typically on a general understanding of the relationship between the specific structure type and the chemical composition of its members. However, before one can create such a structure-composition relationship that enables the synthesis of new members, one needs structural information about a sizable number of existing compositions belonging to this structural family, somewhat of a “chicken or the egg” problem. In this Highlight we will use one family of oxides, specifically oxides related to the hexagonal perovskite structure, to illustrate how exploratory crystal growth methods have been used successfully to synthesize enough diverse compositions to enable the formulation of a general structural description. Furthermore, by now it appears that enough members with different compositions have been synthesized so that one can attempt to create a structure-composition relationship that has predictive powers.

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The article was received on 24 Jun 2011, accepted on 13 Oct 2011 and first published on 04 Nov 2011

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05788J
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 23-39
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    2H-perovskite related oxides: Synthesis, structures, and predictions

    H. zur Loye, Q. Zhao, D. E. Bugaris and W. M. Chance, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 23
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05788J

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