, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp 1636-1637
Date: 16 Dec 2008

Crystallization of highest manganese silicide MnSi1.71–1.75 from tin-lead solution-melt

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A new version of controlled synthesis of single-crystal and textured highest manganese silicide (HMS) MnSi1.71–1.75 is considered. This thermoelectric crystallizes on the surface of molten metals (Sn, Pb), which forms a floating lens. Such a configuration produces a narrow oriented zone with a sharp temperature gradient (zone melting). Simultaneously, Sn and Pb serve as solvents, as a result of which HMS partially recrystallizes in the form of microcrystallites in the bulk of HMS-Sn or HMS-Pb solution-melt.

Original Russian Text © F.Yu. Solomkin, V.K. Zaitsev, N.F. Kartenko, A.S. Kolosova, A.Yu. Samunin, G.N. Isachenko, 2008, published in Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoĭ Fiziki, 2008, Vol. 78, No. 12, pp. 105–106.