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Electrides: a review

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Electrides are systems in which an electron is not bound to an atom and plays an active role in the materials structure. We present concise summaries of the different types of electride in the literature, in which we systematically revisit their history and discuss their unique behaviour. We go on to offer intuitive guidelines for novel electride discovery and suggest advice for the accurate treatment of their physical properties. In the end, we conclude on the common nature of all electrides, with an alternative definition intended to minimise confusion surrounding these materials.

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05 Mar 2020
14 Apr 2020
First published
18 Apr 2020

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, Advance Article
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Review Article

Electrides: a review

C. Liu, S. A. Nikolaev, W. Ren and L. A. Burton, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TC01165G

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