What is it about?
This publication relates the synthesis of single crystals of a new quaternary intermetallic compound with a formula close to Zr3Mn3Sn4Ga. Its structure has been solved, and derives from the hexagonal Ti6Sn5 structure, with a remarkable Mn kagome sublattice. Possible non stoichiometry is also discussed.
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Why is it important?
This compound belongs to the hexagonal Ti6Sn5 type, which doesn't have many representatives. It is the first quaternary ordered variant in this type. It also bears a Mn kagome sublattice, which is a very exciting structure for solid state physics.
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This page is a summary of: Zr3Mn3Sn4Ga: a new hexagonal Ti6Sn5-type quaternary intermetallic, Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science Crystal Engineering and Materials, October 2022, International Union of Crystallography, DOI: 10.1107/s2052520622009453.
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