Mn3Sb: A new L12-type intermetallic compound synthesized under high-pressure

T. Yamashita, H. Takizawa, T. Sasaki, K. Uheda, T. Endo

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A new intermetallic compound, Mn3Sb, has been synthesized by direct reaction of elemental components at 6.2 GPa and 1000°C for 30 min using a belt-type high-pressure apparatus. The compound crystallizes into a cubic structure with the space group Pm-3m, namely the L12-type (Cu3Au-type) structure. The structure was refined by the Rietveld analysis of the powder X-ray diffraction data and the lattice constant was determined to be a=0.40017(2) nm. The compound exhibits metallic conductivity and weak ferromagnetism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-223
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 13


  • Crystal structure and symmetry
  • Intermetallics
  • Magnetic measurements
  • X-ray diffraction


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