Synthesis, crystal chemistry, and physical properties of ternary intermetallic compounds An(2)T(2)X (An=Pu, Am; X=In, Sn; T=Co, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Rh)
The synthesis, structural, and physical characterization of nine new ternary intermetallic compounds belonging to the isostructural An(2)T(2)X family with the transuranium Pu and Am elements, are reported. The variation of the lattice parameters and the range of stability of the 2-2-1 phase are discussed in terms of the substitution of different An (actinide), T (transition metal), and X (p-electron) elements in their crystal structure. The possible role of spin fluctuations in the low-temperature behavior of the Pu samples is indicated by magnetic and electrical resistivity measurements.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Solid State Chemistry Vol. 134 (1997) pp. 138-147
Record Number: 199810735 / Last updated on: 1998-06-22
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