Special Issue "Solid State Physics, Magnetic and Transport Properties of Intermetallic Compounds"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Arjun K. Pathak
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Guest Editor
The State University at New York (SUNY), Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, USA
Interests: magnetism, transport and thermodynamics phenomena of intermetallic compounds; caloric materials; quantum materials; nano-magnetism; phase transitions and their related physical properties; permanent magnet; superconductivity and 2D materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intermetallics have a wealth of interesting fundamental and novel functional properties. They often have desirable phase transition, magnetic, and superconducting behaviors, and their physical properties can be tailored by controlling either or both chemistry and structure. Therefore, intermetallics remain an intriguing subject for materials science and condensed matter physics communities. Some example includes shape memory alloys, permanent magnets, as well as caloric and hydrogen storage materials. This Special Issue aims to cover the latest research and development related to the magnetism, transport, and thermodynamic properties of intermetallic compounds. This includes theory and modeling, synthesis and characterization, microstructure and structure–property relationships, phase transitions, and their related physical properties and crystal structures of intermetallic compounds.

Prof. Dr. Arjun K. Pathak
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Lanthanides
  • Caloric
  • Heat capacity
  • Phase transition
  • Microstructure
  • High-entropy alloys
  • Shape memory effect
  • Laves phase
  • Permanent magnets

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Low-Temperature Crystal Structure and Mean-Field Modeling of ErxDy1−xAl2 Intermetallics
Metals 2020, 10(12), 1662; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10121662 - 11 Dec 2020
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Low-temperature crystal structure of the ErxDy1−xAl2 alloys with x = 0.45, 0.67, 0.90 was examined using temperature-dependent powder X-ray diffraction. The Er-rich sample, Er0.9Dy0.1Al2, exhibits a rhombohedral distortion associated with the [...] Read more.
Low-temperature crystal structure of the ErxDy1−xAl2 alloys with x = 0.45, 0.67, 0.90 was examined using temperature-dependent powder X-ray diffraction. The Er-rich sample, Er0.9Dy0.1Al2, exhibits a rhombohedral distortion associated with the magnetic ordering that occurs around 20 K. The rhombohedral distortion is suppressed in Er0.67Dy0.33Al2, while a weak low-temperature tetragonal distortion is observed in Er0.45Dy0.55Al2. The mean-field theory supports the correlation between the type of structural distortion and the variable easy magnetization axis in ErxDy1−xAl2 intermetallics. Full article
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