Synthesis and the physical properties of the single crystals of a new quaternary compound ErRh2B2C using molten copper as a flux

Toetsu Shishido, Jinhua Ye, Takahiko Sasaki, Takehiko Matsumoto, Tsuguo Fukuda

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The single crystals of a. new quaternary compound ErRh2B2C have been obtained as thin plates in an atmosphere of helium by the flux method using molten copper. The single crystals show golden-colored luster and the maximum size obtained is about 1.0 × 1.0 × 0.02 mm3. This compound belongs to a tetragonal system and seems to be a derivative of ThCr2Si2 type; lattice parameter: a=0.36848 (2) nm, c=1.05520 (3) nm, V=1.4327 × 10-28 m3 and Z=2. The electrical resistivity parallel to the a-b plane decreases monotonically with decreasing temperature, but no superconductivity is observed down to 1.5K. The residual resistivity ratio, ρ(273 K)/ρ(1.5 K), is 1.38. Similar type new compounds of RRh2B2C were obtained for R=La-Er (except Eu and Tm) and Y by arc-melting synthetic method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1120
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Crystal structure
  • Electric property
  • ErRhBC
  • Flux growth
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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