The structure of the 21K superconductor ThPdxB6-2x x = 0.65, determined by quantitative electron diffraction and through-focus electron holography

H. W. Zandbergen, E. J. van Zwet, J. Jansen, J. L. Sarrao, M. B. Maple, Z. Fisk, R. J. Cava

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Abstract

Through-focus electron holography and quantitative electron diffraction have been applied to determine the structure of the 21 K superconductor ThPdx B6-2x with x ≈ 0.65. This compound adopts a cubic structure (a = 0.42nm; space group, Pm 3 m), which is an intermediate between the structures of the CaB6 and Cu3Au. Short-range ordering results in a superstructure as is evident from diffuse streaks in the electron diffraction pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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