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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
New rare-earth silicide oxides, La10Si8O3 (1) and Ce10Si8O3 (2), were synthesized through high-temperature reactions of the pure elements under controlled oxygen atmosphere conditions. The remarkable silicides crystallize in a unique crystal structure (space group P6/mmm; a = 10.975(3) A (La) and 10.844(1) A (Ce); c = 4.680(1) A (La) and 4.561(1) A (Ce))(More)
BACKGROUND Major differences with respect to the diagnostic performance of a "ruling in" approach in the presurgical diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) have been reported. Therefore, the aim of this prospective multicenter study was to investigate the specific diagnostic impact of mutation testing using a seven-gene panel in a(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)