Structure of the Cleaved Surface of K4Nb6O17·3H2O Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy

Hitoshi Shindo, Masahiro Raise, Hiroshi Rondoh, Chizuko Nishihara, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Shuichiro Ono, Hisakazu Nozoye

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Atomic force microscopic observation gave atom-resolved images of surface structure in air of cleaved K4Nb6O17·3H2O, which has two kinds of interlayers with and without water molecules. The images obtained show arrangement of oxygen and potassium atoms at a surface formed by the cleavage at the watercontaining interlayer. However, the observed pattern corresponds to that of anhydride instead of trihydrate, indicating desorption of water molecules upon cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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