Synthesis and Rietveld analysis of Zn4 - XCdxSb 3 bulk crystals in the Zn-rich region

Takeshi Souma, Michitaka Ohtaki

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    A series of nine bulk crystals of the Zn4 - xCd xSb3 compounds (x = 0-2.00 with 0.25 step) has been successfully synthesized and the detailed crystal structure has been refined by powder XRD study using the Rietveld method including the quantitative analysis. The substitution limit of the Cd atoms for the Zn4 - xCd xSb3 system has been extended to x = 2.00 by employing the vacuum casting method without annealing. The purities and densities of the bulk crystals exceeded approximately 96 mass% and 95% of XRD density, respectively. The lattice parameters of the a and c-axes in the system increase linearly with increasing Cd content x with obeying the Vegard law.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-297
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 9 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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