Neutron Diffraction Studies of PrNi5Sn
B. Penc a, A. Hoser b and A. Szytuła a
aM. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, S. Łojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Kraków, Poland
bHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin, Germany
Received: November 9, 2015; In final form: February 4, 2016
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Powder neutron diffraction measurements of PrNi5Sn performed in the temperature range 1.5-76 K indicate that the compound crystallizes in a hexagonal CeNi5Sn-type crystal structure (space group P63/mmc). The a lattice parameter and the unit cell volume V increase while the c lattice parameter does not change with increasing temperature. No long range magnetic ordering was detected down to 1.5 K, in contradiction to bulk magnetometric results.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.313
PACS numbers: 61.05.F-, 75.20.En