Date of Award

4-1974

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Metallurgy and Materials Science

Supervisor

C. Calvo

Abstract

The crystal structure of Cu₂V₂O₆ has been studied by X-ray diffraction techniques. CuV₂O₆ has been found to have a structure closely related to the mineral brannerite as do the majority of the metavanadates, but with lower symmetry. The refinement of the structure showed a bonding geometry consistent with the bond strength-bond length correlations for oxides which have been applied to other vanadate structures.

The symmetry and unit cell parameters of Ca₂V₂O₇ have been determined. The attempted solutions are described and suggestions are made for future work on this structure.

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