Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, i137-i139 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805020155 ]
Abstract: For the first time, large single crystals of lithium divanadate spinel, LiV2O4, showing heavy-fermion behavior down to 20 K, have been grown by a flux method using an effective LiCl-Li2MoO4-LiBO2 solvent system. LiV2O4 belongs to the normal spinel structure type. The V atoms (16d) have octahedral coordination [V-O = 1.9709 (7) Å] and are arranged in a pyrochlore-type sublattice [VV = 2.9147 (4) Å]. The Li atoms (8a) have tetrahedral coordination [Li-O = 1.9487 (5) Å] and are located in channels running parallel to .
Online 6 July 2005
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