Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Studies on Magnetic Yb5Co4Ge10


The high quality single crystals of Yb5Co4Ge10 have been grown by the indium metal flux method and characterized by means of single crystal X-ray diffraction data. Yb5Co4Ge10 crystallizes in the Sc5Co4Si10 structure type, tetragonal space group P4/mbm and lattice constants are a = b = 12.6369(18) ? and c = 4.1378(8) ?. Crystal structure of Yb5Co4Ge10 composed of three-dimensional [Co4Ge12] network having five, six and eight membered rings. The three non-equivalent Yb atoms are sandwiched in three different channels created by the [Co4Ge12] network. Based on the bond length analysis from the crystallographic information, we confirmed that Yb1 and Yb2 atoms are in the trivalent magnetic state and Yb3 is in the divalent non-magnetic state.

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U. Subbarao and S. Peter, "Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Studies on Magnetic Yb5Co4Ge10," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 1A, 2013, pp. 54-59. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2013.31A008.

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