On the new ternary RZnSn2 compounds with HfCuSi2 structure type

Yu Verbovytskyy, K. Łtka, J. Przewoźnik, N. Leal, A. P. Gonalves

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Seven new ternary RZnSn2 (R = Y, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Lu) compounds have been synthesized by reacting the elements at ∼1000 °C, followed by annealing at 400 °C. The crystal structure of the all compounds was solved from powder X-ray counter data and their compositions were confirmed by EDS analysis. It was found that the new compounds crystallize with tetragonal HfCuSi2 structure type. Ferromagnetic-like magnetisation curves are observed for YZnSn2 and LuZnSn2 with puzzling magnetisation σ(H) oscillations for the last one, while for RZnSn 2 with Ho, Er and Tm antiferromagnetic ordering takes place at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • A. Rare-earth intermetallics
  • B. Crystal chemistry of intermetallics
  • B. Magnetic properties
  • B. Phase identification
  • F. Diffraction


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