Crystal growth of CsCl-type Yb(0.24)Sn(0.76)Ru

T Klimczuk, CH Wang, Q Xu, J Lawrence, T Durakiewicz, F Ronning, A Llobet, ED Bauer, JC Griveau, W Sadwoski, HW Zandbergen, JD Thompson, RJ Cava

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    The Yb-Ru-Sn ternary system was investigated and a new material, Yb(0.24)Sn(0.76)Ru, with a simple cubic crystal structure, was discovered. Yb(0.24)Sn(0.76)Ru has a smaller lattice parameter a = 3.217(4) angstrom, than its isostructural YbRu analogue (a = 3.360 angstrom). Both X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy techniques were used to refine the crystal structure of Yb(0.24)Sn(0.76)Ru. It was found that a new compound forms in the CsCl structure, with Ru on the la site and a (Yb,Sn) mixture on site 1b. The XRD Rietveld analysis provides the occupation of Yb equal to 0.24, in agreement with the single crystal nano-electron diffraction refinement, which gives the occupation 0.21
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1005-1008
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • CWTS 0.75 <= JFIS < 2.00

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