Journal Article Synthesis, crystal structure and phase transition of a Xe–N2 compound at high pressure: experimental indication of orbital interaction between xenon and nitrogen

Niwa, K.  ,  Matsuzaki, F.  ,  Hasegawa, M.

19 ( 1 )  , pp.59 - 63 , 2017-01 , Royal Society of Chemistry
The van der Waals compound Xe(N2)2 with a C15 Laves structure was successfully synthesised at pressures greater than 4.4 GPa. We found that, at 10 GPa, the structure reversibly transforms from a cubic to a tetragonal phase. Further compression results in changes of Xe–N compound, which could result in the enhancement of orbital interactions between the xenon and nitrogen atoms.

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