Solid solubility and magnetism upon Mn incorporation in bulk Cr2AlC and Cr2GaC MAX phases
2014 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Herein we report on the bulk synthesis of (Cr1-xMnx)2AlC and (Cr1-yMny)2GaC MAX phases. Scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy in combination with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy performed locally on MAX phase grains revealed x and y to be 0.06 (3 at.%) and 0.3 (15 at.%), respectively. The introduction of Mn into the structure did not result in appreciable changes in the c-lattice constants. Vibrating sample magnetometry measurements suggest that bulk (Cr0.7Mn0.3)2GaC may be magnetic.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104828DiVA: diva2:699487