Synthesis, structure, and superconductivity in the new-structure-type compound: SrPt6P2

Bing Lv, Benmaan I. Jawdat, Zheng Wu, Maurice Sorolla, Melissa Gooch, Kui Zhao, Liangzi Deng, Yu Yi Xue, Bernd Lorenz, Arnold M. Guloy, Ching Wu Chu

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A metal-rich ternary phosphide, SrPt6P2, with a unique structure type was synthesized at high temperatures. Its crystal structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction [cubic space group Pa3¯ Z = 4; a = 8.474(2) Å, and V = 608.51(2) Å3]. The structure features a unique three-dimensional anionic (Pt6P2)2- network of vertex-shared Pt6P trigonal prisms. The Sr atoms occupy a 12-coordinate (Pt) cage site and form a cubic close-packed (face-centered-cubic) arrangement, and the P atoms formally occupy tetrahedral interstices. The metallic compound becomes superconducting at 0.6 K, as evidenced by magnetic and resistivity measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1054
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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