Magnetic Ordering of 1-2-2 U and Ce Intermetallic Compounds Described via an f-d Hybridization Model

  • J. A. Mydosh
  • T. Endstra
  • G. J. Nieuwenhuys


There exist a large number of well-characterized MT2X2 intermetallic compounds which form in two slightly different tetragonal crystal structures. For the purposes of this overview M is restricted to uranium or cerium, T denotes a transition metal (3d, 4d or 5d), and X is silicon or germanium. The crystal structures are shown in Fig. 1 and consist of the ThCr2Si2 and CaBe2Ge2 types. Note the symmetry change due to the different stacking sequences of T and X, while the U or Ce sites remain approximately fixed.


Uranium Cerium Germanium Ferro Germanides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Mydosh
    • 1
  • T. Endstra
    • 1
  • G. J. Nieuwenhuys
    • 1
  1. 1.Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium der Rijksuniversiteit LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

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