Structure and anisotropic properties ofBaFe2−xNixAs2(x=0, 1, and 2) single crystals Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The crystal structure, anisotropic electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility, as well as specific heat results from single crystals of BaFe2As2, BaNi2As2, and BaFeNiAs2 are surveyed. BaFe2As2 properties demonstrate the equivalence of C(T), Fisher's d(XT)/dT, and dp/dT results in determining the antiferromagnetic transition at TN = 132(1) K. BaNi2As2 shows a structural phase transition from a high-temperature tetragonal phase to a low-temperature triclinic (P-1) phase at T0 = 131 K.The superconducting critical temperature for BaNi2As2 is well below T0 and at Tc = 0.69 K. BaFeNiAs2 does not show any sign of superconductivity to 0.4 K and exhibits properties similar to BaCo2As2, a renormalized paramagnetic metal.

authors

  • Sefat, Athena S
  • McGuire, Michael A
  • Jin, Rongying
  • Sales, Brian C
  • Mandrus, David
  • Ronning, Filip
  • Bauer, ED
  • Mozharivskyj, Yurij

publication date

  • March 1, 2009