Atomic site preferences and structural evolution in vanadium-doped ZrSiO4 from multinuclear solid-state NMR
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Atomic site preferences and structural evolution in vanadium-doped ZrSiO4 from multinuclear solid-state NMR. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 67 (2). -. ISSN 1098-0121Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.67.024201
Solid state NMR spectra of Si-29 are reported from pure and vanadium-doped zircon (V-ZrSiO4) samples. The vanadium concentration is varied up to similar to1-mol % V4+ by using both conventional-firing and sol-gel routes, and V-51 NMR data are also recorded. O-17 NMR of O-17 isotopically enriched samples shows that the initial gel is completely amorphous with the whole range of possible M-O-M-' linkages detected, and that this structure evolves into a fully ordered ZrSiO4 structure with calcination. Static Zr-91 NMR data is reported from a pure zircon sample. The NMR data are used to quantify the amount of vanadium entering the zircon structure, and to elucidate its site preference within the lattice. Two contact shifted peaks with very different T-1 relaxation from the main zircon peak but attributable to the zircon lattice are observed in the Si-29 NMR spectra for all samples. These spectra are consistent with vanadium substitution on both the tetrahedral and dodecahedral sites, with a slight preference for the silicon site. The data show that the relative occupation of these two sites is almost independent of the preparation method and vanadium concentration. At a higher vanadium concentration a third additional peak is observed which may indicate another substitution site. Variable temperature NMR and susceptibility measurements indicate the hyperfine nature of the interactions influencing silicon from V4+ ions in the different sites.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Date:||1 January 2003|
|Number of Pages:||9|
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