Stuffed Rare-Earth Garnets

Chen Yang, Lun Jin, Weiwei Xie, Robert J. Cava

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We report the synthesis and magnetic characterization of stuffed rare-earth gallium garnets, RE3+xGa5-xO12 (RE = Lu, Yb, Er, Dy, Gd), for x up to 0.5. The excess rare-earth ions partly fill the octahedral sites normally fully occupied by Ga3+, forming disordered pairs of corner-shared face-sharing magnetic tetrahedra. The Curie-Weiss constants and observed effective moments per rare-earth are smaller than are seen for the unstuffed gallium garnets. No significant change in the field-dependent magnetization is observed but missing entropy is seen when integrating the heat capacity down to 0.5 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInorganic Chemistry
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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