Crystal structure and Mössbauer studies of the isotypic Fe6-cluster compounds RE15[Fe8C25], RE=Dy, Ho

Bambar Davaasuren, Enkhtsetseg Dashjav, Guido Kreiner, Horst Borrmann, Sven Ulf Weber, Klaus Dieter Becker, Fred Jochen Litterst, Rudiger Kniep

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Abstract

The carboferrates RE15[Fe8C25] (RE=Dy, Ho) were prepared from mixtures of the elements by arc-melting followed with subsequent annealing at 1373 K. The crystal structures were determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data and revealed an isotypic relationship to Er15[Fe8C25] (hP48, P321). The main feature of the crystal structure is given by Fe6 cluster units characterized by covalent Fe-Fe bonding interactions. 57Fe Mössbauer spectra of Dy15[Fe8C25] were fitted by three subspectra with relative spectral weights of about 3:3:2 which is in general agreement with the crystal structure. Below 50 K, an onset of magnetic hyperfine fields at the three iron sites is observed which is supposed to be caused by dipolar fields arising from neighboring, slowly relaxing Dy magnetic moments.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Volume225
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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