The crystal and magnetic structure of the magnetocaloric compound FeMnP0.5Si0.5
2011 (English)In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, ISSN 0022-4596, E-ISSN 1095-726X, Vol. 184, no 9, 2434-2438 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The crystal and magnetic structure of the magnetocaloric compound FeMnP0.5Si0.5 has been studied by means of neutron and X-ray powder diffraction. Single phase samples of nominal composition FeMnP0.5Si0.5 have been prepared by the drop synthesis method. The compound crystallizes in the Fe2P-type structure (P-62m) with the magnetic moments aligned along the a-axis. It is found that the Fe atoms are mainly situated in the tetrahedral 3g site while the Mn atoms prefer the pyramidal 3f position. The material is ferromagnetic (TC=382 K) and at 296 K the total magnetic moment is 4.4 µB/f.u. It is shown that the magnetic moment in the 3f site is larger (2.5 µB) than in the 3g site (1.9 µB).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 184, no 9, 2434-2438 p.
Magnetocaloric, Neutron powder diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Drop synthesis method, Magnetic refrigeration, Magnetic structure
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology Inorganic Chemistry
Research subject Chemistry with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry; Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159482DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2011.06.019ISI: 000294835700019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159482DiVA: diva2:445337