Bernd Lorenz

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New high-T{c} Fe-based superconducting compounds, AFe2As2 with A=K, Cs, K/Sr, and Cs/Sr, were synthesized. The T{c} of KFe2As2 and CsFe2As2 is 3.8 and 2.6 K, respectively, which rises with partial substitution of Sr for K and Cs and peaks at 37 K for 50%-60% Sr substitution, and the compounds enter a spin-density-wave state with increasing electron number(More)
We report the detection of unusual superconductivity up to 49 K in single crystalline CaFe(2)As(2) via electron-doping by partial replacement of Ca by rare-earth. The superconducting transition observed suggests the possible existence of two phases: one starting at 49 K, which has a low critical field < 4 Oe, and the other at 21 K, with a much higher(More)
Unusual electronic states arise at ferroelectric domain walls due to the local symmetry reduction, strain gradients and electrostatics. This particularly applies to improper ferroelectrics, where the polarization is induced by a structural or magnetic order parameter. Because of the subordinate nature of the polarization, the rigid mechanical and(More)
A new layered Ti-based pnictide oxide superconductor, Ba(1-x)Na(x)Ti(2)Sb(2)O (0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.33), is reported. X-ray studies revealed that it crystallizes in the tetragonal CeCr(2)Si(2)C structure. The undoped parent compound, BaTi(2)Sb(2)O [P4/mmm; a = 4.1196(1) Å; c = 8.0951(2) Å], exhibits a charge density wave (CDW)/spin density wave (SDW) transition at(More)
BaMn(9)[VO(4)](6)(OH)(2) was synthesized by hydrothermal methods. We evaluated the crystal structure based on the two possible space groups P2(1)3 and Pa3̅ [a = 12.8417(2) Å] using single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction techniques. The structure contains three-dimensionally linked Mn(9) units of a chiral "paddle-wheel" type. Experimental IR and Raman(More)
The hydrothermal reaction of fumaric acid, benzylamine, and metal salts yielded M[(rac-N-benzyl-Asp)(H(2)O)] (M = Co, Ni), 1 and 2, and Ni[(rac-N-benzyl-Asp)(H(2)O)(3)]·H(2)O 3. Under mild hydrothermal conditions, Michael addition of benzylamine to fumaric acid led to the formation of a racemic mixture of N-benzyl aspartic acid enantiomers. The(More)
By application of flux growth methods in combination with redox reactions, single crystals of BaAg(2)Cu[VO(4)](2) can be synthesized. A new structure type (triclinic, P1, Z = 2, a = 5.448(2) Å, b = 5.632(3) Å, c = 14.393(6) Å, α = 94.038(9)°, β = 90.347(6)°, and γ = 118.195(5)°) has been found and will be described here. Structure-properties relationships(More)
Novel rhenium complexes w ith term inal th iocarbonyl groups have been synthesized from ReCl3(M e2PhP)3 and sodium diethyldithiocarbam ate. m er-(D iethyldithiocarbam ato)tris(dim ethylphenylphosphine)(thiocarbonyl)rhenium (I), mer-[Re(CS)(M e2PhP)3(E t2dtc)], and tris(diethyldithiocarbam ato)(thiocarbonyl)rhenium (III), [Re(CS)(Et2dtc)3] have been studied(More)
Specifically tailored ω-alkenyl-1-carboxylic acids were synthesized for use as surfactants in the single-step preparation of manganese ferrite (MnFe2O4) nanoparticles (NPs). Monodisperse manganese ferrite NPs terminated with ω-alkenyl moieties were prepared via a one-pot reaction at high temperature without the need of ligand exchange. Using this approach,(More)