61st CEMS Colloquium


Prof. Hiroshi Kageyama (Kyoto University)


17:30 - 18:30, May 30, 2018 (Wednesday)


Okochi-Hall, RIKEN


Emergent Phenomena from multiple anions


Mixed anion compounds, which contain several different anions, began to draw attention as game-changing inorganic materials. Since, compared with conventional inorganic compounds such as oxides, mixed-anion compounds may exhibit unique coordination and resultant extended structures, from which fundamentally different chemical and physical property may emerge. My talk at RIKEN aims to describe the current status and scope as well as outline future challenges surrounding mixed-anion (oxide-based) compounds, in particular, focusing on crucial roles of multiple anions in synthesis, characterization, and properties. Examples include a pressure-induced transition in SrVO2H and a stable visible-light photocatalyst Bi4NbO8Cl.

Reference: H. Kageyama et al., Nat. Commun. 9, 772 (2018)