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Introduction to the Nickelates

  • Jennifer FowlieEmail author
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Abstract

Nickelates are one of the central families of the transition metal oxides, serving as a canonical example of the rich physics of TMOs. As perovskites, their chemical formula is RNiO\(_3\) where the R represents a rare earth cation, mostly from the lanthanide series, lanthanum to lutetium, with only cerium, praseodymium and terbium unable to be substituted onto the A-site, probably due to their preferential oxidation state of 4+. As the R substitution progresses along the rare earths, the ionic radius decreases, which enhances the distortion of the lattice structure, bringing the Ni–O–Ni bond angle away from \(180^{\circ }\).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Quantum Matter PhysicsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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