Preparation and properties of low-dimensional quaternary sulfides: ACuMnS2 (A = K, Rb, Cs)

M. Oledzka, C. L. Lee, K. V. Ramanujachary, M. Greenblatt

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Three quaternary sulfides ACuMnS2 (A = K, Rb, Cs) with the ThCr2Si2-type structure were prepared from alkali metal carbonate A2CO3, MnS, and CuO by CS2/N2 sulfurization. The samples are degenerate semiconductors (ρ(RT) ∼10-1 Ω · cm). In the temperature range 100-300 K, the susceptibility of all the samples shows a weak maximum consistent with localized antiferromagnetic exchange in isolated two-dimensional manganese cluster nets. The divergence of the FC and ZFC molar susceptibilities (χFC > χZFC) for all the samples suggests spin-glass-type behavior with a well-defined freezing temperature, Tf of ≈ 35 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-898
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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