Publication Date

2017

Department

Ames Laboratory; Materials Science and Engineering; Chemistry

Campus Units

Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Laboratory

Report Number

IS-J 9477

DOI

10.1080/14786435.2017.1380861

Journal Title

Philosophical Magazine

Volume Number

97

Issue Number

35

First Page

3317

Last Page

3324

Abstract

We report the growth, structure and characterization of BaZnGa, identifying it as the sole known ternary compound in the Ba–Zn–Ga system. Single crystals of BaZnGa can be grown out of excess Ba–Zn and adopt a tI36 structure type. There are three unique Ba sites and three M = Zn/Ga sites. Using DFT calculations we can argue that whereas one of these three M sites is probably solely occupied by Ga, the other two M sites, most likely, have mixed Zn/Ga occupancy. Temperature-dependent resistivity and magnetization measurements suggest that BaZnGa is a poor metal with no electronic or magnetic phase transitions between 1.8 and 300 K.

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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