Metal Flux Synthesis Media for Magnetic Compounds
Presenter: Susan Latturner
Published: June 2010
Age: 22 and upwards
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Early rare earth metals (La, Ce, Pr, Nd) combined with late first row transition metals (Fe, Co, Ni) can produce low melting eutectic mixtures. For instance, a 75:25 mole percent mixture of La and Ni forms a eutectic that melts at 532 õC. We are investigating these eutectics as promising metal flux synthesis media for magnetic compounds containing two paramagnetic elements. The structures and magnetic properties of several new phases grown in La/Ni flux are discussed.