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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 niobium oxyfluoride, Nb2O2F3, synthesized through the reaction of Nb, SnO, and SnF2 in Sn flux, within welded Nb containers, crystallizes in a monoclinic structure (space group: I2/a; a = 5.7048(1)Å, b = 5.1610(1)Å, c = 12.2285(2)Å, β = 95.751(1)°). It features [Nb2X10] units (X = O, F), with short (2.5739(1) Å) Nb-Nb bonds, that are linked through(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)
A metal-rich ternary phosphide, SrPt(6)P(2), with a unique structure type was synthesized at high temperatures. Its crystal structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction [cubic space group Pa3̅; Z = 4; a = 8.474(2) Å, and V = 608.51(2) Å(3)]. The structure features a unique three-dimensional anionic (Pt(6)P(2))(2-) network of vertex-shared(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)
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)
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