Special Issue "Crystal Structure of Magnetic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2017)
Dr. Alex V. Morozkin
This Special Issue of Crystals reflects a new step in crystal chemistry that is characterized by the real development of instruments and methods for investigation and analyses.
For rare earth intermetallics/compounds, they are: (a) the development of X-ray and neutron diffractometers, X-ray EDS spectrometers, and magnetometers; and (b) the development of software/databases and methods for the analysis of their crystal structures, magnetic structures, and magnetic properties.
Rare earth intermetallics/compounds are interesting, as they exhibit unique crystal structures and show a massive coercive force and magnetocaloric properties, and they are interesting in potential applications for magnetic refrigerators and permanent magnets.
The development of instruments and methods permits to determine the specific features of phase diagram “rare earth-transition metal-p-element”, the crystal structure of rare earth compounds and their solid solutions, and magnetic structures and properties of rare earth compounds. Additionally, this permits to modify the physical properties of rare earth compounds using an optimal method, obtaining, e.g., giant magnetocaloric effects and coercive fields. This Special Issue should reflect this.
Dr. Alex V. Morozkin
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- Rare earth compounds
- Ternary phase diagram
- Crystal structure
- Magnetic properties