Campus Units

Ames Laboratory, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Acta Crystallographica Section E

Volume

59

Issue

11

First Page

i147

Last Page

i148

DOI

10.1107/S16005368030216

Abstract

The elements Gd (99.999%; Ames Laboratory), Ta (99.999%; Ames Laboratory), and Al (99.98%; Alfa) were combined in the atomic ratio Gd6Ta4Al100 in a 2 ml alumina crucible. The crucible was placed into a fused silica tube and a second crucible, filled with SiO2 wool, was placed inverted on top of the first. The tube was sealed under 1/5 atm Ar and placed into a box furnace. The mixture was heated to 1463 K in 3 h, kept at 1463 K for 2 h, and then cooled to 1173 K over 64 h. The reaction vessel was removed from the furnace at 1173 K, and the excess liquid was immediately decanted to isolate hexagonal prisms of the title compound.

Comments

This article is from Acta Crystallographica Section E 59 (2003): i147, doi:10.1107/S16005368030216. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

International Union of Crystallography

Language

en

File Format

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