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HREM on Tc=14.5 K superconducting ThPd2B2-xC

  • Author(s): Zandbergen, HW;
  • van Zwet, EJ;
  • Sarrac, JC;
  • de Andrade, MC;
  • Hermann, J;
  • Han, SH;
  • Fisk, Z;
  • Maple, MB;
  • Cava, RJ
  • et al.
Abstract

The compound ThPd2B2C has been studied with high-resolution electron microscopy and electron diffraction. ThPd2B2-xC adopts the LuNi2B2C structure with a layer sequence (ByNi2BzLuC)n in which the B composition and the exact position of the C are still uncertain. No intergrowths or planar defects are observed. The c-axis in the thinner parts of the crystals (<50nm) was observed to decrease up to about 0.5 nm when irradiated by the electron beam. © 1994.

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