Crystal structure, magnetic and transport properties of CeRu 1-xNixAl (x = 0.5)

Oliver Janka, Ryan E. Baumbach, Filip Ronning, Joe D. Thompson, Eric D. Bauer, Susan M. Kauzlarich

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Single crystals of CeRu0.5Ni0.5Al can be obtained from a Ce-Ni melt using elements as starting materials. The presented compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnma (no. 62) with a = 700.38(7), b = 416.92(4) and c = 1562.84(16) pm in the LaNiAl structure type. The compound shows an unusual temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility for T ' 20 K although the ceriumcations exhibit no local moment behavior. This feature is also visible in the electrical resistivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1996-2000
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number12-13
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Crystal structure
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Intermetallics
  • Magnetic properties
  • Rare earths
  • Single crystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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