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Advances in the LiCl salt flux method and the preparation of phase pure La₂₋ₓNdₓLiHO₃ (0 ≤ x ≤ 2) oxyhydrides
- Fjellvåg, Øystein Slagtern, Nygård, Kristin Hubred, Vajeeston, Ponniah, Sjåstad, Anja Olafsen
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.26 pp. 3817-3820
- chemical reactions, lithium chloride, melting point, thermal stability
- The LiCl salt flux method is an established aid in oxyhydride synthesis. By operating the flux below its melting point, we have obtained phase pure Nd₂LiHO₃ for the first time. Further, the suitability of the flux method is shown to be dictated by a delicate balance between the thermal stability of the oxyhydride in question and the ionic mobility of the reactants.