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Author Perri, J. A. ♦ Banks, E. ♦ Post, B.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ ALLOTROPY ♦ CERIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ DIFFRACTION ♦ DYSPROSIUM ♦ EUROPIUM ♦ GADOLINIUM ♦ LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS ♦ LATTICES ♦ NEODYMIUM ♦ PRASEODYMIUM ♦ QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS ♦ RARE EARTHS ♦ SAMARIUM ♦ SILICIDES ♦ STABILITY ♦ TEMPERATURE ♦ X RADIATION ♦ YTTRIUM
Abstract The results of x-ray-diffraction studies of the stability ranges of two polymorphic forms of the tetragonal phase in Eu. Pr. Nd. Sm, Cd. Y. and Dy disilicides are given. NdSi/sub /2 appear to be orthorhombic at room temperature. The (101) and (103) reflections of PrSi/sub 2/ broaden as the temperature is lowered to -120 deg C and resolve into two peaks indicating the orthorhonibic form. Peak broadening was observed in the (200) and (020) reflections of EuSi/ sub 2/ at 150 deg C indicating onset of the orthorhombic distortion. No comparable broadening of peaks was detected for LaSi/sub 2/ or CeSi/sub 2/ at - 160 deg C. Lattice dimensions were determined at the indicated temperatures for PrSi/sub 2/ (l30 deg C), SmSi/sub 2/(47O deg C), GdSi/sub 2/(460 deg C), 10ySi/ sub 2/(585 deg C), and YSi/sub 2/(545 deg C). (C.J. G.)
ISSN 00223654
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-12-01
Publisher Department Polytechnic Inst. of Brooklyn
Journal Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume Number 63
Organization Polytechnic Inst. of Brooklyn


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