Electric transport in R2MGe6 ternary compounds (R = La, Ce, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho; M = Mn, Ni, Cu)

TitleElectric transport in R2MGe6 ternary compounds (R = La, Ce, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho; M = Mn, Ni, Cu)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKonyk M, Kuzhel B, Stadnyk Y, Gorelenko Y, Mudryk Y, Waskiv A
Journal TitleJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume459
Pages18-21
Date PublishedJul
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0925-8388
Accession NumberISI:000257006300010
KeywordsCONDUCTIVITY, electric, ge, germanides, intermetallic compounds, nd, rare earth compounds, rare-earth, SYSTEMATICS, thermopower
Abstract

Polycrystalline samples of the intermetallic compounds La2MnGe6, Ce2MnGe6, La2CuGe6, Ce2CuGe6, and R2NiGe6 (R=Gd, Tb, Dy, flo), which belong to the Ce2CuGe6 type of structure (Amm2 or Cm2m space group), were studied by means of the electrical resistivity and differential thermopower measurements. They exhibit the metallic-like behavior in the temperature range from 5 to 290 K. The peculiarities in both resistivity and thermopower temperature dependencies correlate with corresponding magnetic transition T-tr temperatures. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.04.286
Alternate JournalJ. Alloy. Compd.