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: 2.20

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 2.30
Cited half-life 8.90
Immediacy index 0.39
Eigenfactor 0.03
Article influence 0.62
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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    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. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.05.021
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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: 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: High-pressure synthesis experiments in a piston–cylinder apparatus at 1.5 GPa/3.0 GPa and 1000 °C resulted in the formation of single-crystals of Sr2Ga2O5 and Sr5Ga6O14, respectively. The structures of both compounds have been solved from single-crystal diffraction data sets using direct methods. The first compound is orthorhombic with space group type Pbca (a=10.0021(4) Å, b=9.601(4) Å, c=10.6700(4) Å, V=1024.6(4) Å3, Mr=394.68 u, Z=8, Dx=5.12 g/cm3) and belongs to the group of single layer gallates. Individual sheets are parallel to (0 0 1) and can be built from the condensation of unbranched vierer single chains running along [0 1 0]. The layers are characterized by the presence of four- and strongly elliptical eight-membered rings of corner connected tetrahedra in UUDD and UUUUDDDD conformation. Strontium atoms are sandwiched between the tetrahedral layers for charge compensation and are coordinated by six and seven oxygen ligands, respectively. Sr2Ga2O5 is isotypic with several other double sulfides and selenides. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first example of an oxide with this structure type. From a structural point of view, Sr5Ga6O14 is a phyllogallate as well. The crystal structure adopts the monoclinic space group P21/c (a=8.1426(3) Å, b=8.1803(3) Å, c=10.8755(4) Å, β=91.970(4)° V=723.98(5) Å3, Mr=1080.42 u, Z=2, Dx=4.96 g/cm3). Individual sheets extend along (0 0 1). Basic building units are unbranched dreier single chains parallel to [1 0 0]. The layers contain tertiary (Q3) und quaternary (Q4) connected [GaO4]-tetrahedra in the ratio 2:1 resulting in a Ga:O ratio of 3:7 and the formation of exclusively five-membered rings. Linkage between adjacent tetrahedral sheets is provided by three symmetrically independent strontium ions which are surrounded by six to eight oxygen atoms. The layers in Sr5Ga6O14 are similar to those observed in the melilite structure-type. Crystallochemical relationships between the present phases and other known compounds are discussed in detail.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.016
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    ABSTRACT: The hierarchical Cu2O/Cu hollow microspheres have been fabricated by the one-pot solvothermal redox method, which is one-step approach without any surfactant and template. By using the HRTEM, XRD, XPS and UV–vis spectroscopy, the as-prepared product is composed of Cu2O and Cu with energy band gap of 1.72 eV. Based on the time-dependent experiments, the content of Cu2O and Cu compositions can be effectively controlled by adjusting the reaction time and a possible mechanism is proposed. In addition, using various dye molecules to stimulate pollutants, the hierarchical Cu2O/Cu hollow microspheres reacted for 8 h exhibit excellent visible-light photocatalytic activities, which is much higher than those of the Cu2O/Cu catalysts formed at the shorter reaction time, commercial Cu2O powder and the mixture of alone Cu2O and Cu. This enhanced photocatalytic performance makes these hierarchical Cu2O/Cu hollow microspheres a kind of efficient visible-light photocatalyst in removing some organic compounds in wastewater.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.031
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    ABSTRACT: The use of triazine and aromatic carboxylic acid as mixed chelating ligands in preparing two coordination polymers is described. Two new transition-metal coordination polymers, namely, [Co2(bpdc)4(phdat)2] (1) and [Zn(bpdc)]n (2) (H2bpdc=2,4-biphenyldicarboxylic acid, phdat=2,4-diamine-6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine), have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by IR, elemental analyses, X-ray single-crystal diffraction and TGA. Compound 1 is a 0D structure and extends to a 3D network by two different N–H···O and N–H···N hydrogen bonds. Compound 2 exhibits a 2D network with 44.62 topological net, which contains two kinds of single helical chains. The interactions within each Co(II)–Co(II) pair of compound 1 are antiferromagnetic (g=2.19, J=−22 K, zj′=−0.00351 K). Furthermore, the photoluminescence property of 2 was also investigated in the solid state at room temperature.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.026
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    ABSTRACT: White light emission of self-activated photoluminescence (PL) in Sr3AlO4F under 254 nm light is only observed after annealing in a reducing atmosphere of 5%H2/95%Ar. High-resolution neutron powder diffraction reveals that the FSr6 octahedrons and AlO4 tetrahedrons in this anti-perovskite structure are closer packed in reduced than in air-annealed samples which show no PL. Careful analysis of temperature-dependent neutron powder diffraction data establishes smaller isotropic displacement parameters for Sr(1) and O in Sr3AlO4F annealed in a reducing atmosphere indicating that the denser packing of the polyhedral sub-units leads to a slightly deeper potential for the Sr(1) and O atoms. Both the air- and reductively-annealed samples have identical thermal expansion within the temperature range between 3 and 350 K. The Debye temperatures were calculated using the atomic displacement parameters and show no significant differences between the air and reductively annealed samples making the Debye temperature a bad proxy for self-activated PL.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.017
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    ABSTRACT: The reactions of 2,6-di(2-oxazolyl)pyridine (L1) and 2,6-bis[(S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolyl]pyridine (L2) with silver, copper and palladium salts to yield six new complexes: {[Ag5(L1)5](BF4)5}n (1), {[Ag(L1)](SbF6)}n (2), [Cu4I4(L1)2] (3), [Cu6I6(L1)2] (4), [Pd(L′1)(OAc)] (5), [Pd(L′2)Cl] (6), which were fully characterized by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, IR, elemental and thermogravimetric analyses. 1 and 2 are a pair of Ag-oxazoline helical chain structure complexes. The spiral directions of chains are opposite in 1, while identical in 2; the measurement of CD spectra can further confirm their meso and chiral structures. Complexes 3 and 4 show eight-nuclear and twelve-nuclear iodine–cuprous cluster structure. Their structural diversity is induced by different molar ratios of CuI:L1. Complexes 5 and 6 are discrete mononuclear palladium complexes. In situ oxazolyl-ring-opening reactions take place in the syntheses of them and the L1 and the L2 were transformed to their oxazolyl-ring opened derivatives L′1 and L′2. Moreover, fluorescence, non-linear optical properties, and ferroelectric properties have been investigated.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.021
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    ABSTRACT: A novel cobalt phosphonate, [Co(HL)(H2O)3]n (1) (L=N(CH2PO3H)33−) has been synthesized by hydrothermal reaction at 150 °C and structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, elemental and thermogravimetric analysis. Complex 1 features a 1D chain structure with double-channel built from CoO6 octahedra bridged together by the phosphonate groups. Each cobalt ion is octahedrally coordinated by three phosphonate oxygen atoms and three water molecules. The coordinated water molecules can form the hydrogen bonds with the phosphonate oxygen atoms to link the 1D chains, building a 2D layered structure, further resulting in a 3D network. The luminescence spectrum indicates an emission maximum at 435 nm. The magnetic susceptibility curve exhibits a dominant antiferromagnetic behavior with a weakly ferromagnetic component at low temperatures.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.008
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    ABSTRACT: A series of Al-substituted hematite was prepared. The structures and properties of as-prepared samples were characterized by various techniques. The magnetic property of the samples was determined and the adsorption of three dyes Acid Blue 74, Methylene Blue and Phenol Red onto the samples was investigated. The results showed that Al incorporation into the crystal structure of hematite occurs via isomorphous ionic substitution of Al for Fe. With increasing Al content, the particle size of samples decreases, the magnetization increases and the remanent magnetization remains unchanged. The coercivity of the samples increases with Al substitution up to nAl/nFe 0.03, and then decreases as Al content further increases. Compared with Al-free hematite, Al-substituted samples exhibit better adsorption ability to all of the three dyes. The adsorption rates of the three dyes on the surface of Al substituted samples depend on the structure of dye, pH and Al content in hematite.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.034
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    ABSTRACT: Here we report a novel synthetic pathway for preparation of Cu-doped g-C3N4 (Cu-g-C3N4) with nanosheet morphology by using a two dimensional Cu–melamine supramolecular network as both sacrificial template and precursor. The specific surface area of Cu-g-C3N4 is 40.86 m2 g−1, which is more than 7 times larger than that of pure g-C3N4. Cu-g-C3N4 showed strong optical absorption in the visible-light region and expanded the absorption to the near-infrared region. The uniform nanosheet morphology, higher surface area and strong visible-light absorption have enabled Cu-g-C3N4 exhibiting enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity for the photo-degradation of methylene blue (MB). The results indicate that metal–melamine supramolecular network can be promising precursors for the one step preparation of efficient metal-doped g-C3N4 photocatalysts.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 08/2015; 228. DOI:10.1016/j.jssc.2015.04.027