Magnetic short-range order in the new ternary phase Mn8Pd15Si7
2005 (English)In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, Vol. 403, no 1-2, 19-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new compound, Mn8Pd15Si7, is reported to crystallize in a face centered cubic unit cell of dimension a = 12.0141(2) Å, space group, and can thus be classified as a G-phase. The crystal structure was studied by single crystal X-ray diffraction, X-ray and neutron powder diffraction and electron diffraction. A filled Mg6Cu16Si7 type structure was found, corresponding to the Sc11Ir4 type structure. The magnetic properties were investigated by magnetization measurements and Reverse Monte Carlo modeling of low temperature magnetic short-range order (SRO). Dominating near neighbor antiferromagnetic correlations were found between the Mn atoms and geometric frustration in combination with random magnetic interactions via metal sites with partial Mn occupancy were suggested to hinder formation of long-range magnetic order.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 403, no 1-2, 19-28 p.
Intermetallics, Neutron powder diffraction, X-ray diffraction, Magnetic measurements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93495DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2005.04.202OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-93495DiVA: diva2:166986