The 250,000 ICSD structure: the antiferromagnetic properties of two transition metal compounds as a function of temperature were investigated. (Source: DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02415)
July 13, 2021 — The 250,000 ICSD structure was published by Xiaoyu Xu, Michael A. Jones, Simon J. Cassidy, Pascal Manuel, Fabio Orlandi, Maria Batuk, Joke Hadermann, and Simon J. Clarke in Inorganic Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02415). The authors investigated the antiferromagnetic properties of two transition metal compounds as a function of temperature. Both structures have a layered structure. In both materials, the divalent charged chromium ions are present in two different coordinations. The chromium ions in the oxide layer are 4-fold coordinated and in the arsenide layer 6-fold coordinated. The arrangement of the chromium ions in the oxide and arsenide layers leads to a chessboard-like antiferromagnetic order. These compounds are of great interest in materials science because of possible superconducting properties.
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