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Challenges in intermetallics: synthesis, structural characterization, and transitions

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Intermetallics that contain rare-earth elements are particularly interesting because of their temperature-and pressure-dependent structural and physical transitions that make them potential candidates for magnetic applications. This article highlights synthetic routes and structural characterization advancements used to investigate intermetallic materials. Experimental and theoretical examples of three intermetallic structure types – ThCr2Si2, Heusler and Laves – are discussed to present a historical review and to illustrate the grand challenges in unravelling structure–property relationships of intermetallic compounds.

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The article was received on 20 Jun 2012, accepted on 02 Sep 2012 and first published on 04 Sep 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31328F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 14225-14235
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    Challenges in intermetallics: synthesis, structural characterization, and transitions

    R. T. Macaluso and B. K. Greve, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 14225
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31328F

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