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Chemistry Publications

2003

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Anisotropy And Large Magnetoresistance In The Narrow-Gap Semiconductor Fesb2, Cedomir Petrovic, J.W. Kim, Sergey L. Bud'ko, A. I. Goldman, Paul C. Canfield, Wonyoung Choe, Gordon J. Miller Jan 2003

Anisotropy And Large Magnetoresistance In The Narrow-Gap Semiconductor Fesb2, Cedomir Petrovic, J.W. Kim, Sergey L. Bud'ko, A. I. Goldman, Paul C. Canfield, Wonyoung Choe, Gordon J. Miller

Chemistry Publications

A study of the anisotropy in magnetic, transport, and magnetotransport properties of FeSb2 has been made on large single crystals grown from Sb flux. Magnetic susceptibility of FeSb2 shows diamagnetic to paramagnetic crossover around 100 K. Electrical transport along two axes is semiconducting, whereas the third axis exhibits a metal-semiconductor crossover at temperature Tcr which is sensitive to current alignment and ranges between 40 and 80 K. In H=70kOe semiconducting transport is restored for T<300K, resulting in large magnetoresistance [ρ(70kOe)−ρ(0)]/ρ(0)=2200% in the crossover temperature range.


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 ...


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 ...


Decoupling Of The Magnetic And Structural Transformations In Er5si4, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Alexandra O. Pecharsky, Yurij Mozharivskyj, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Gordon J. Miller Jan 2003

Decoupling Of The Magnetic And Structural Transformations In Er5si4, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Alexandra O. Pecharsky, Yurij Mozharivskyj, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Gordon J. Miller

Chemistry Publications

Er5Si4 is a member of the R5(Si4−xGex) family of alloys, where R=rare earth metal. Many of these compounds display a strong coupling between the magnetic and crystal lattices. In the naturally layered R5(Si4−xGex) materials, inter- and intralayer interactions can be controlled by chemical and physical means; thus their physical properties can be tailored within wide limits. The Er5Si4 is unique in that the temperature dependent structural sequence is opposite that of other representatives of this family. The magnetism of Er5Si4 is reflective of its exceptional place within the series.