Crystal structure and physical properties of CePd4Sn: A new magnetically ordered Kondo lattice

A. Tursina, S. Nesterenko, Y. Seropegin, A. M. Strydom, J. L. Snyman

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We report on the synthesis, crystallographic analysis, and physical properties of the new intermetallic compound CePd4Sn. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic Cmce space group with cell dimensions a = 9.003(4) Å, b = 23.613(3) Å, c= 8.265(3) Å, Z= 16, Pearson code oS96 and adopts a site exchange variant of the Dy2Ni7Sn3 type. Chemical bonding is characterized by strong Pd-Pd and Pd-Sn interactions. The structure can be presented as a packing of condensed cerium polyhedra. The 4f-electron part of the electrical resistivity is in evidence of incoherent Kondo scattering near and below room temperature that originates from the Ce3+ local moment. The magnetic susceptibility demonstrates stable moment behavior down to ∼100 K. Magnetic ordering, presumably of an antiferromagnetic nature, occurs below TN = 0.9 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Antiferromagnetic order
  • Crystal structure
  • Kondo lattice
  • Rare earth alloys and compounds
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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