Anion-ordered chains in a d1 perovskite oxynitride: NdVO2N
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The correlated anion order in the oxynitride perovskite NdVO2N, where disordered zig-zag VN chains segregate into planes within a pseudo-cubic lattice, is similar to that in materials such as SrTaO2N containing d0 transition metal cations. However, NdVO2N has 3d1 V4+ cations and the 3d-electrons are itinerant, showing that the anion chain order in oxynitride perovskites is robust to electron-doping.
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