J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-371 - Pr10-373
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-371-Pr10-373

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991099

Superspace approach to the superstructures of CDW compounds and low-dimensional magnets

S. van Smaalen and J. Lüdecke

Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany

Studies of the incommensurate or commensurate superstructures of low-dimensional crystals provide detailed information on the location of the Charge-density wave or the magnetic order. Accordingly the combined charge- and magnetic order is analysed in NaV2O5, and the 2-dimensional CDW is characterized in the phosphate bronze (PO2)4(WO3)8. It is shown that the superspace approach to the structure is essential for a succesful analysis of the simple, 4-fold superstructure of NaV2O5.

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