Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of the new ternary indide SmPd2In4

 

Chem. Met. Alloys 3 (2010) 147-154

 

Anna TURSINA, Sergey NESTERENKO, Yurii SEROPEGIN, Henri NOËL, Dariusz KACZOROWSKI

 

The crystal structure of the novel compound SmPd2In4 was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The indide crystallizes in a new structure type; Pearson symbol oP112, space group Pnma, a = 52.597(9) Å, b = 4.5074(8) Å, c = 9.8875(19) Å, Z = 16. It orders antiferromagnetically near 10 K possibly with a complex magnetic structure that involves as many as four crystallographically independent sites of Sm atoms.

 

Projection of the atomic networks of the SmPd2In4 structures along the b-axis.

 

Keywords

Rare-earth / X-ray diffraction / Crystal structure / Magnetic properties / Intermetallic compounds