Flux growth and characterization of a new ternary intermetallic compound Nb5Sn1.5Ge1.5

Toetsu Shishido, Masahiko Tanaka, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Naoki Toyota, Tsuguo Fukuda

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Abstract

A new ternary intermetallic compound Nb6Sn1.5Ge1.5 has been synthesized by the self-flux method using molten tin as a solvent. Well- developed facets of the crystal are [110] planes. The crystal structure is tetragonal (space group D4h18 I4mcm: this ternary compound basically has a W5Si3-type structure. The lattice parameters are a = 10.45 (0) A ̊ and c = 5.192(0) A ̊, V = 566.97(9) A ̊3, Z = 4, and the X-ray density Dx is 8.80 g cm-3 at room remperature. This compound does not show superconductivity down to 1.4 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L5-L9
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume178
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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