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Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, i137-i139  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805020155 ]

Lithium divanadate spinel, LiV2O4

Y. Matsushita, J.-I. Yamaura and Y. Ueda

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 [V...V = 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 [110].

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