New phase transition (285 K) in lowerature monoclinic Ag4SSe was found out below the α-β transition (358 K) after the measurements with differential scanning calorimetry. The transition reveals significant hysteresis (over 30 K). X-ray powder diffraction shows that the superlattice with doubled a and b parameters of the unit cell exists below the new transition point. The signs of this new phase transition can be found in thermal and electrical conductivity of Ag4SSe published in literature. Elusive phase transition in Ag2Se shows similar properties. The new transition is likely related to the metal-insulator type transition, like K3Cu8S6.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)236-242
Число страниц7
ЖурналJournal of Alloys and Compounds
СостояниеОпубликовано - 15 фев 2015


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