Chevrel phase

Chevrel phase

[she′vrel ‚fāz]
(solid-state physics)
One of a series of ternary molybdenum chalcogenide compounds with unusual superconducting properties and the general formula M x Mo6X8, where M represents any one of a large number of metallic elements, x has values between 1 and 4, and X is a chalcogen (sulfur, selenium, or tellurium).
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Gizbar et al., "Kinetic and thermodynamic studies of [Mg.sup.2+] and Li+ ion insertion into the [Mo.sub.6][S.sub.8] chevrel phase," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol.