Journal of Solid State Chemistry (J SOLID STATE CHEM)

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Covering major developments in the field of solid state chemistry and related areas such as ceramics and amorphous materials, the Journal of Solid State Chemistry features studies of chemical, structural, thermodynamic, electronic, magnetic, and optical p

Current impact factor: 2.13

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.133
2013 Impact Factor 2.2
2012 Impact Factor 2.04
2011 Impact Factor 2.159
2010 Impact Factor 2.261
2009 Impact Factor 2.34
2008 Impact Factor 1.91
2007 Impact Factor 2.149
2006 Impact Factor 2.107
2005 Impact Factor 1.725
2004 Impact Factor 1.815
2003 Impact Factor 1.413
2002 Impact Factor 1.671
2001 Impact Factor 1.614
2000 Impact Factor 1.527
1999 Impact Factor 1.547
1998 Impact Factor 1.432
1997 Impact Factor 1.486
1996 Impact Factor 1.484
1995 Impact Factor 1.342
1994 Impact Factor 1.397
1993 Impact Factor 1.583
1992 Impact Factor 1.575

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.34
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.53
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.55
Website Journal of Solid State Chemistry website
Other titles Journal of solid state chemistry, JSSC
ISSN 0022-4596
OCLC 1783527
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Two new rare-earth – alkali – tellurium oxide halides were synthesized by a salt flux technique and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The structures of the new compounds Cs7Sm11[TeO3]12Cl16 (I) and Rb7Nd11[TeO3]12Br16 (II) (both tetragonal, space group I4/mcm) correspond to the sequence of [MLn11(TeO3)12] and [M6X16] layers and bear very strong similarities to those of known selenite analogs. We discuss the trends in similarities and differences in compositions and structural details between the Se and Te compounds; more members of the family are predicted.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 12/2015; 232:56-61. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.08.043
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    ABSTRACT: The new metastable compound Cr1+xSb with x up to 0.6 has been prepared via a thin film approach using modulated elemental reactants and investigated by in-situ X-ray reflectivity, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, energy dispersive X-ray analysis as well as transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The new Cr-rich antimonide crystallizes in a structure related to the Ni2In-type structure, where the crystallographic position (1/3, 2/3, 3/4) is partially occupied by excess Cr. The elemental layers of the pristine material interdiffused significantly before Cr1+xSb crystallized. A change in the activation energy was observed for the diffusion process when crystal growth starts. First-principles electronic structure calculations provide insight into the structural stability, magnetic properties and resistivity of Cr1+xSb.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 10/2015; 230:254. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.06.038
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, self-detached nanoporous titanium-based metal oxide was synthesized for the first time by ultrafast anodization in a fluoride-free electrolyte containing 10% HNO3. The nanoporous oxide has through-holes with diameters ranging from 10 to 60 nm. The as-formed oxides are amorphous, and were transformed to crystalline structures by annealing. The performance of a dye sensitized solar cell using nanoporpous Ti–10Zr oxide (TZ10) was further studied. It was found that the TZ10 film could increase both the short-circuit current and the open-circuit photovoltage of the solar cell. The overall efficiency of the solar cell was 6.99%, an increase of 20.7% as compared to that using a pure TiO2 (P25) film.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229(1). DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.021
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    ABSTRACT: The Cu/BiVO4 photocatalyst with visible-light responsivity was prepared by the microwave-assisted hydrothermal method. The phase structures, chemical composition and surface physicochemical properties were well-characterized via X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV–vis diffuse reflectance absorption (UV–vis/DRS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and N2 adsorption–desorption tests. Results indicate that the crystal structure of synthetic composite materials is mainly monoclinic scheelite BiVO4, which is not changed with the increasing doping amount of Cu. In addition, the presence of Cu not only enlarges the range of the composite materials under the visible-light response, but also increases the BET value significantly. Compared to pure BiVO4, 1% Cu/BiVO4-160 performs the highest photocatalytic activity to degrade methylene blue under the irradiation of ultraviolet, visible and simulated sunlight. In addition, the capture experiments prove that the main active species was superoxide radicals during photocatalytic reaction. Moreover, the 1% Cu/BiVO4-160 composite shows good photocatalytic stability after three times of recycling.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.026
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    ABSTRACT: A new silicate garnet phosphor, Lu2−xCaMg2Si2.9Ti0.1O12:xCe was synthesized by a high temperature solid-state reaction under reductive atmosphere. X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that the powder was pure garnet phase. The emission and excitation spectrum indicated that the Lu2−xCaMg2Si2.9Ti0.1O12:xCe phosphors could absorb blue light in the spectral range of 400–550 nm efficiently and exhibit bright yellow–orange emission in the range of 520–750 nm. With the increase of Ce3+ concentration, the emission band of Ce3+ showed a red shift. Interestingly, the concentration quenching occurred when the Ce3+ concentration exceeded 4 mol%. The temperature-dependent luminescent properties of the phosphors were discussed and the Lu1.96CaMg2Si2.9Ti0.1O12:0.04Ce phosphors showed good performances in color temperature (2430 K) and potential applications for warm white LEDs.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.06.002
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    ABSTRACT: Single crystals of Nd4FeOS6 were grown from an Fe–S eutectic solution. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed a Nd4MnOSe6-type structure (P63mc, a=9.2693(1) Å, c=6.6650(1)Å, V=495.94(1) Å3, Z=2), featuring parallel chains of face-sharing [FeS6×1/2]4− trigonal antiprisms and interlinked [Nd4OS3]4+ cubane-like clusters. Oxygen atoms were found to be trapped by Nd4 clusters in the [Nd4OS3]4+ chains. Structural differences among Nd4MnOSe6-type Nd4FeOS6 and the related La3CuSiS7− and Pr8CoGa3-type structures have been described. Magnetic susceptibility measurements on Nd4FeOS6 suggested the dominance of antiferromagnetic interactions at low temperature, but no magnetic ordering down to 2 K was observed. Spin-polarized electronic structure calculations revealed magnetic frustration with dominant antiferromagnetic interactions.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229(39). DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.020
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    ABSTRACT: Synthetic single-crystal samples of the monoclinic pyroxene-type compounds LiScGe2O6 and NaScGe2O6 have been investigated by means of in-situ high-pressure Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques. Crystal-structure investigations at hydrostatic high-pressure conditions were carried out in addition to 10−4 GPa measurements using the diamond-anvil cell technique up to ∼9.5 GPa. Both samples, LiScGe2O6 (space group P21/c, a=9.9999(8) Å, b=9.1040(2) Å, c=5.4610(2) Å, β=109.240(2)° at 10−4 GPa) and NaScGe2O6 (space group C2/c, a=10.1678(5) Å, b=9.1583(5) Å, c=5.5672(3) Å, β=107.257(3)° at 10−4 GPa), did not undergo any compression-induced change of symmetry as confirmed by single-crystal diffraction patterns. Series of high-pressure Raman spectra confirm the absence of any symmetry-related structural phase transition with band positions shifting in a smooth fashion on increasing pressure. High-precision lattice parameters, as determined from X-ray diffraction profile analyzes, were used to monitor both the compressibilities of lattice directions and the evolution of the unit-cell volume with pressure. The experimental data was fitted using a third-order Birch–Murnaghan equation-of-state approach and parameterized fits yield V0=469.60(11) Å3, K0=85.6(1.3) GPa and K′=5.9(4) for LiScGe2O6 and V0=495.95(19) Å3, K0=79(3) GPa and K′=3.9(1.1) for NaScGe2O6. The systematic comparison of volume properties and compression behavior shows that both pyroxene-type compounds follow established trend lines with similar slopes in comparing volumes versus bulk moduli, and confirm that the position of trend lines in this systematics describing variations with M1 critically depend on the type of M2 and T cations, independent on the space-group symmetry.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.06.006
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    ABSTRACT: TiNb2O7, a good candidate as anode in lithium batteries, was treated with n-butyllithium to synthesize LixTiNb2O7 phases similar to those formed during electrochemical reactions. The Li2.67TiNb2O7 and Li3.33TiNb2O7 compounds, monoclinic C2/m, were studied by time-of-flight powder neutron diffraction. Their crystal structures, containing 3×3 blocks of (Ti,Nb)O6 octahedra, were Rietveld refined including Li positions. The Li atoms are distributed in similar amounts over sites with (Li–O) Coordination Numbers 5 and 4, although CN=5 should be preferred for having lower energy. Quantum-mechanical calculations were also performed, determining the average charge–discharge voltages to be 1.415 and 1.571 V for Li3.33TiNb2O7 and Li2.67TiNb2O7, respectively, in good agreement with experimental results. An analysis of the theoretical charge distribution shows that, on lithiation, the chemical reduction of Ti and Nb atoms concentrates in the more condensed peripheral octahedra of the 3×3 block. This corresponds to electrons moving into a partly spin-polarized small band which gives rise to semi-metallic conductivity.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.011
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, a novel quaternary heterostructured Ag–Bi2O2CO3/Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55/Bi2MoO6 composite was fabricated through a low-temperature solution-phase route. The XRD, SEM, EDX and XPS results indicated the as-prepared sample is a four-phase composite of Bi2O2CO3, Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55, Bi2MoO6, and Ag. The photocatalytic activities of the as-synthesized samples were evaluated towards the degradation of phenol red aqueous solution. The results showed that the as-synthesized Ag–Bi2O2CO3/Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55/Bi2MoO6 photocatalysts displayed much higher photocatalytic activities in comparison with pure Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55, pure Bi2MoO6, and Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55/Bi2MoO6 composite. Among them, the 2.5% Ag–Bi2O2CO3/Bi3.64Mo0.36O6.55/Bi2MoO6 sample performed the best. The enhanced photocatalytic activity of the composite photocatalyst was attributed predominantly to the efficient separation of photoinduced electrons and holes. In addition, Ag nanoparticles were photodeposited on the surface of the composite to increase visible-light absorption via the surface plasmon resonance, which is also beneficial to the enhancement of photocatalytic performance. The possible photocatalytic mechanism of the quaternary heterostructure was also discussed in detail.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.027
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    ABSTRACT: Redox Reactivity and structural phase transitions have a major impact on transport and me-chemical properties of thermoelectric CaMnO3−δ. In this study series of Ca1−xAxMn1−yByO3−δ (0≤x,y≤0.8) compounds, each with A-site (Dy3+, Yb3+) or B-site (Nb5+, Ta5+ and Mo6+, W6+) substitution, were synthesized and crystallographically analyzed. It was found that the high-temperature oxygen content is widely independent from the substituent. Subsequently, with increasing temperature the differences in the Seebeck coefficient vanish above 1200 K. With increasing substitution the orthorhombic distortion of the perovskite-like phase increases. The orthorhombic distortion and the upper temperature limit of the stability of the orthorhombic crystal structure show an almost linear dependency. Accordingly, the mechanical stability of all-oxides thermoelectric converters at temperatures exceeding 1000 K will be increased employing materials with high substitution level and substituents inducing a high orthorhombic distortion.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229(1). DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.013
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    ABSTRACT: Single crystals of Mg-substituted CeFe2Al8 type intermetallics RFe2MgxAl8–x (R=La–Nd and Sm; x≤1) were grown by reacting iron and rare earth metals in 1:1 Mg/Al mixed flux. The structure features mono-capped and bi-capped trigonal prismatic FeAl6 units. Electronic structure calculations indicate that magnesium substitution reduces the valence electron count, shifting the Fermi level away from a pseudo-gap. This changes the electronic nature of the cerium analog; the previously reported ternary CeFe2Al8 shows strong hybridization between the cerium states and the conduction electrons, resulting in no magnetic moment on Ce atoms. On the other hand, magnetic susceptibility measurements on CeFe2MgxAl8–x indicates a localized moment on cerium. The newly synthesized Pr, Nd and Sm analogs exhibit antiferromagnetic ordering at 2.8 K, 7.8 K and 12 K respectively. Solid state 27Al NMR of LaFe2MgxAl8–x exhibits a broad Knight shift at ~1200 ppm, consistent with the metallic behavior shown by electrical resistivity data.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 229. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.06.001
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    ABSTRACT: Scandium rich cobalt ferrites CoyFe3−x−yScxO4 with y~1 never obtained in bulk could be stabilized in pulsed laser deposited thin films. Scandium contents of up to x=1 are reached. The cell parameter increases versus x as awaited when considering the size of scandium. It is equal to 0.8620 nm for x=1, significantly higher than that of CoFe2O4 (0.8396 nm). The lattice mismatch between the MgO (100) substrate and the scandium-containing spinel leads to an increased roughness. Cobalt is displaced from the octahedral site by Sc and mainly occupies the tetrahedral sites for high x values.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 232. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.09.012
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    ABSTRACT: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a popular photocatalyst used for many environmental and anti-pollution applications, but it normally operates under UV light, exploiting >5% of the solar spectrum. Nitrification of titania to form N-doped TiO2 has been explored as a way to increase its photocatalytic activity under visible light, and anionic doping is a promising method to enable TiO2 to harvest visible-light by changing its photo-absorption properties. In this paper, we explore the insertion of nitrogen into the TiO2 lattice using our green sol-gel nanosynthesis method, used to create 10 nm TiO2 NPs. Two parallel routes were studied to produce nitrogen-modified TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs), using HNO3 + NH3 (acid-precipitated base-peptised) and NH4OH (totally base catalysed) as nitrogen sources. These NPs were thermally treated between 450-800 °C. Their true phase composition (crystalline and amorphous phases), as well as their micro-/nanostructure (crystalline domain shape, size and size distribution, edge and screw dislocation density) was fully characterised through advanced X-ray methods (Rietveld−reference intensity ratio, RIR, and whole powder pattern modeling, WPPM). As pollutants, nitrogen oxides (NOx) are of particular concern for human health, so the photocatalytic activity of the NPs was assessed by monitoring NOx abatement, using both solar and white-light (indoor artificial lighting), simulating outdoor and indoor environments, respectively. Results showed that the onset of the anatase-to-rutile phase transformation (ART) occurred at temperatures above 450 °C, and NPs heated to 450 °C possessed excellent photocatalytic activity (PCA) under visible white-light (indoor artificial lighting), with a PCA double that of the standard P25 TiO2 NPs. However, higher thermal treatment temperatures were found to be detrimental for visible-light photocatalytic activity, due to the effects of four simultaneous occurrences: i) loss of OH groups and water adsorbed on the photocatalyst surface; ii) growth of crystalline domain sizes with decrease in specific surface area; iii) onset and progress of the ART; iv) the increasing instability of the nitrogen in the titania lattice.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 09/2015; 231:87-100. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.08.008