Technical Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp 1636–1637

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

  • F. Yu. Solomkin
  • V. K. Zaitsev
  • N. F. Kartenko
  • A. S. Kolosova
  • A. Yu. Samunin
  • G. N. Isachenko
Short Communications

Abstract

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.

PACS numbers

72.20.Pa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Yu. Solomkin
    • 1
  • V. K. Zaitsev
    • 1
  • N. F. Kartenko
    • 1
  • A. S. Kolosova
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Samunin
    • 1
  • G. N. Isachenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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