Silicon and germanium clathrates with magnetic elements

Katsumi Tanigaki, Tetsuji Kawaguchi, Atsushi Nagai, Masahiro Yasukawa

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We have made a new approach to design a novel magnetic material system on a basis of silicon and germanium nano-cluster crystals with polyhedral cage structure, where d- and f-block elements Mn and Ce are introduced endohedrally or exohedrally together with alkaline-earth metal Ba encapsulated inside the cage. In this system, the elements thus introduced act as the independent sources of magnetic- and conduction- electrons with having their strong correlations, giving rise to electron spin ordering in spite of the long-distant magnetic-atom position. Since these aspects can be realized with nano-scale control in clathrates, clathrates with magnetic elements will provide a new scientific stage for shedding a new light on magnetism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanonetwork Materials
Subtitle of host publicationFullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems
EditorsTsuneya Ando, Yoshihiro Iwasawa, Koichi Kikuchi, Yahachi Saito, Susumu Saito, Mototada Kobayashi
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735400326, 9780735400320
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001 - Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jan 152001 Jan 18

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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