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Intermetallic germanides with non-centrosymmetric structures derived from the Yb3Rh4Sn13 type

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Abstract

New germanides with composition RE3Pt4Ge13 (RE = Y, Pr, Sm, Gd, Tb, Tm) have been prepared by high-pressure, high-temperature synthesis. Their crystal structures have been refined, and the relationship of this new rhombohedral and monoclinic structure types with the primitive cubic Yb3Rh4Sn13 prototype is discussed. Band structure calculations within density functional theory confirm the distorted rhombohedral and monoclinic structural arrangements to be energetically more favorable than the simple cubic one. X-ray absorption spectroscopy and magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate that the RE-atoms are in the +3 oxidation state in all studied compounds.

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Submitted
18 Oct 2014
Accepted
12 Feb 2015
First published
23 Feb 2015

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 5638-5651
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Paper

Intermetallic germanides with non-centrosymmetric structures derived from the Yb3Rh4Sn13 type

R. Gumeniuk, M. Schöneich, K. O. Kvashnina, L. Akselrud, A. A. Tsirlin, M. Nicklas, W. Schnelle, O. Janson, Q. Zheng, C. Curfs, U. Burkhardt, U. Schwarz and A. Leithe-Jasper, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 5638
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03155E

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