High-Pressure Synthesis of an Alkali Metal-Transition Metal Laves Phase: KAg2

M. Hasegawa, T. Atou, J. V. Badding

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A new C14 Laves phase was synthesized by direct reaction of potassium and silver at high pressure in a diamond anvil cell. The structure was refined by Rietveld analysis on powder diffraction data in the space groupP63/mmcto anRF2value of 0.034. The lattice parameters area=5.589(5) andc=9.476(1). Formation of this phase under pressure is in agreement with predictions based on Miedema's rules. A novel double-sided laser heating system was developed for the synthesis of KAg2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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