Metal Flux Synthesis Media for Magnetic Compounds

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Presenter: Susan Latturner

Published: June 2010

Age: 22 and upwards

Views: 1436 views

Tags: metal

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: FSU


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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 ├ÁC. 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.

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