Low-Temperature Structure and Dynamics in Cu2Se Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 American Chemical Society. We report 63Cu and 65Cu NMR on Cu2Se, a superionic conductor of interest for thermoelectric and other applications. Results demonstrate an initial appearance of ionic hopping in a narrow temperature range above 100 K, coinciding with the recently observed low-temperature phase transition. At room temperature and above, this goes over to rapid Cu-ion hopping and a single motionally narrowed line both above and below the - structural transition. The low-temperature ' phase exhibits a sizable metallic shift, in contrast to the high-temperature structures. The large variation in native carrier density, significantly enhanced at positions associated with Cu vacancies, indicates the strong influence of an impurity band on low-temperature electronic transport.

published proceedings

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

author list (cited authors)

  • Sirusi, A. A., Ballikaya, S., Uher, C., & Ross, J. H

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM