Studies by Electron Microscopy of the Reduction of MoO3

  • G. Liljestrand


During the past years careful examinations of the Mo-O system have shown the existence of many phases in the composition range MoO3-MoO2.75 (1–3). All observed phases in the range MoO2.99-MoO2.88 are shear phases consisting of largely unchanged slabs of a base structure (MoO3 or ReO3) joined along crystallographic shear (CS) planes (fig. 1). The phases Mo8O2 3 and Mo9O26 which belong to the homologous series MonO3n-1 (4) with an ReO3 type basic structure will not be treated in this article.


Oxygen Pressure Homologous Series Natural Science Research Council Swedish Natural Science Research Council Shear Phase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Liljestrand
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  1. 1.Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, Arrhenius LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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