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The electrochemical behaviour and the influence of electrolysis parameters of molten salts systems whith CsCl as solvent for potassium and caesium oxyfluorotantalates are investigated. By doing so, in general several phases crystallize at the cathode simultaneously.

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The most characteristic phases for the melt were two isostructural compounds with pyrochlor type crystal lattice CsTa[2+z](5)O[5+y]F[1−y] and CsTa[2+z](5−x)O[5+y]F[1−y]. The former deposited as of transparent dielectric crystals, the latter as metal-like conductive ones. This latter compound seems to be synthesized for the first time.

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This page is a summary of: Electrode and chemical reactions during electrodeposition of tantalum products in CsCl melt, Electrochimica Acta, September 2006, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2006.03.107.
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