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High resolution X-ray study reveals the wave vector change in the modulated structure of the quasi-one dimensional compound beta'-Cu vanadium bronze. Structural modulation of the reduced wave vector q0 = (0, 0.305, 0) emerges below 220 K in beta'-Cu0.29V2O5 . For beta'-Cu0.39V2O5, not the single q modulation but two kinds of modulations were observed. A three-fold superlattice structure with q1 = (0, 0.333, 0) appears below 210 K. An incommensurate modulated structure with q2 = (0, 0.26 ? 0.29, 0) coexists below 175 K, whose satellite intensity and b* component Qb have temperature and passing-time dependencies between 140 K and 175 K. The competition between q1 and q2 modulations was also observed. It seems that the q2 is deeply related to the physical property change between 140 K and 180 K confirmed by the decrease in the magnetic susceptibility and the increase in the resistivity.
low dimensional conductor
Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the author's copy of the work, as published in Physica B, May 2003, Volume 329-333, Part 2 , Pages 713-714.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-4526(02)02021-5
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