Isothermal section at 600 °C of the Yb−Pd−Sn system (Pd ≤ 75 at.%)

F. Gastaldo, M. Giovannini, A. M. Strydom, R. F. Djoumessi, I. Čurlík, M. Reiffers, P. Solokha, A. Saccone

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Phase equilibria in the Yb−Pd−Sn ternary system at 600 °C were established in the Pd ≤ 75 at.% concentration range employing X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA). Besides the known intermetallic compounds, three new ternary intermetallics were revealed in the system, together with homogeneity ranges into the ternary field for some binary phases. Magnetic properties for the new compounds were investigated revealing stable Yb states Yb3+for Yb3Pd4Sn13and Yb2+for Yb5Pd39Sn56, whereas for Yb13Pd40Sn31an unstable valency of Yb is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Intermetallics
  • Phase diagrams
  • Rare earth alloys and compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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