22 November, 2017

Exploring the Formation of Black Phosphorus Intercalation Compounds with Alkali Metals

Gonzalo Abellán, Christian Neiss, Vicent Lloret, Stefan Wild, Julio C. Chacón-Torres, Katharina Werbach, Filippo Fedi, Hidetsugu Shiozawa, Andreas Görling, Herwig Peterlik, Thomas Pichler, Frank Hauke, Andreas Hirsch.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 15267–15273.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201707462

Full article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201707462/full


Black to the future: The bulk intercalation of black phosphorus with alkali metals (namely: K and Na; black spheres) has been developed, showing a complex dynamic structural behavior. By in situ Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations straightforward fingerprints for the identification of black phosphorus intercalation compounds (BPICs) have been demonstrated.