Anomalous Behavior of Cerium and Europium Ions in Ternary Molybdenum Chalcogenides (Chevrel Phases)

  • M. B. Maple
  • M. S. Torikachvili
  • R. P. Guertin
  • S. Foner


A large class of ternary Mo chalcogenides can be formed with the general formula MxMo6X8 where M is a metal, 0 ≤ x ≤ 4, and X = S, Se or Te (1). These compounds have a relatively complex crystal structure with rhombohedral symmetry and a rhombohedral angle that is close to 90° (2). The crystal structure of the ternary Mo chalcogenides (Chevrel phases) is shown in Fig. 1 for a compound with the formula REMo6S8 (RE = rare earth).


Critical Magnetic Field Kondo Effect Pair Breaking Valence Transition Exchange Interaction Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Maple
    • 1
  • M. S. Torikachvili
    • 1
  • R. P. Guertin
    • 2
  • S. Foner
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Pure and Applied Physical SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  3. 3.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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