Synthesis, structure and magnetism of ErCoIn5
A new member of the LnMIn5 family, ErCoIn5, has been synthesized by a flux-growth method. The structure of ErCoIn5 was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in the tetragonal space group P4/mmm, Z = 1, with lattice parameters a = 4.5400(4) and c = 7.3970(7) Å, and V= 152.46(2) Å3 Electrical resistivity data show metallic behavior. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show this compound to be antiferromagnetic with TN = 5.1 K. We compare these experimental results with those of LaCoIn5 in an effort to better understand the effect of the structural trends observed on the transport and magnetic properties. © 2005 Materials Research Society.
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Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Thomas, E., Erickson, E., Moldovan, M., Young, D., & Chan, J. (2005). Synthesis, structure and magnetism of ErCoIn5. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 848, 121-126. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/physics_astronomy_pubs/5966