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The Intermetallic Compound Gd6ta4al43, Cathie L. Condron, Joel D. Strand, Paul C. Canfield, Gordon J. Miller Jan 2003

The Intermetallic Compound Gd6ta4al43, Cathie L. Condron, Joel D. Strand, Paul C. Canfield, Gordon J. Miller

Chemistry Publications

The elements Gd (99.999%; Ames Laboratory), Ta (99.999%; Ames Laboratory), and Al (99.98%; Alfa) were combined in the atomic ratio Gd6Ta4Al100 in a 2 ml alumina crucible. The crucible was placed into a fused silica tube and a second crucible, filled with SiO2 wool, was placed inverted on top of the first. The tube was sealed under 1/5 atm Ar and placed into a box furnace. The mixture was heated to 1463 K in 3 h, kept at 1463 K for 2 h, and then cooled to 1173 K over ...


A New Look At Bonding In Trialuminides:  Reinvestigation Of Taal3, C.L. Condron, Gordon J. Miller, Joel D. Strand, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield Jan 2003

A New Look At Bonding In Trialuminides:  Reinvestigation Of Taal3, C.L. Condron, Gordon J. Miller, Joel D. Strand, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield

Chemistry Publications

Single crystals of TaAl3 were grown at high temperatures from an Al-rich, binary solution. TaAl3 adopts the D022 structure type, space group I4/mmm with a = 3.8412(5) Å, c = 8.5402(17) Å, and Z = 2. The structure type, which is the preferred structure for all group 5 trialuminides and TiAl3 as well as the high-temperature form of HfAl3, is a binary coloring of the face-centered-cubic (fcc) arrangement. The distribution of Ta atoms creates a three-dimensional network of vertex and edge-sharing square pyramids of Al atoms. Temperature-dependent electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility ...