High-pressure synthesis of ferromagnetic Mn3Ge with the Cu3Au-type structure

H. Takizawa, T. Yamashita, K. Uheda, T. Endo

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A new intermetallic compound, Mn3Ge, has been synthesized by direct reaction of elemental components at 6.2 GPa and 1000°C for 30 min using a belt-type high-pressure apparatus. The compound crystallizes into a cubic structure with the space group Pm3m, namely the L12-type (Cu3Au-type) structure. The structure was refined by Rietveld analysis of the powder x-ray diffraction data and the lattice constant was determined as a = 0.380 19 (3) nm. The compound shows metallic conductivity and ferromagnetism with a Curie temperature of 400 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11147-11150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number44 SPEC ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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