Crystallographic Disorder and Strong Magnetic Anisotropy in Dy3Pt2Sb4.48

Terry Paske, Yingdong Guan, Chaoguo Wang, Curtis Moore, Zhiqiang Mao, Xin Gui

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We report the crystal growth and characterization of a rare-earth-containing material, Dy3.00(1)Pt2Sb4.48(2). This compound possesses a similar structure to the previously reported Y3Pt4Ge6, but it lacks two layers of Pt atoms. Crystallographic disorder was found in Dy3.00(1)Pt2Sb4.48(2). Additionally, the Dy-Dy framework was found to have both square net and triangular lattices. Dy3.00(1)Pt2Sb4.48(2)8 was determined to be antiferromagnetically ordered around ∼15 K while a competing antiferromagnetic sublattice also exists at lower temperature. Strong magnetic anisotropy was observed, and several metamagnetic transitions were seen in the hysteresis loops. Furthermore, the Curie-Weiss fitting revealed an unusually small effective moment of Dy, which is far below the expected value of Dy3+ (10.65 μB). This material might provide a new platform to study the relationship between crystallographic disorder and magnetism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3648-3655
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 26 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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