Neutron diffraction studies on YFe10.5Mo1.5Cx prepared by arc-melting

Weihua Mao, Jinbo Yang, Benpei Cheng, Yingchang Yang, Honglin Du, Dongfeng Chen, Yanjie Xue, Baisheng Zhang, Chuntang Ye, Jilian Yang, H. Luo, W. B. Yelon

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Neutron power diffraction studies are performed with different reactors on YFe10.5Mo1.5Cx (x = 0.3 and 0.6) prepared by arc-melting. The refinements of the neutron diffraction data indicate that the carbides retain the ThMn12-type structure with an increase of unit cell volume and most of carbon atoms occupy the interstitial 2b sites. The effects of carbon introduced by arc-melting are similar to that of interstitial nitrogen introduced by the gas - solid phase reaction, which is of significance in the technical applications due to a better stability of these carbides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 26 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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