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Title: Negative thermal expansion and anomalies of heat capacity of LuB 50 at low temperatures

Heat capacity and thermal expansion of LuB 50 boride were experimentally studied in the 2–300 K temperature range. The data reveal an anomalous contribution to the heat capacity at low temperatures. The value of this contribution is proportional to the first degree of temperature. It was identified that this anomaly in heat capacity is caused by the effect of disorder in the LuB 50 crystalline structure and it can be described in the soft atomic potential model (SAP). The parameters of the approximation were determined. The temperature dependence of LuB 50 heat capacity in the whole temperature range was approximated by the sum of SAP contribution, Debye and two Einstein components. The parameters of SAP contribution for LuB 50 were compared to the corresponding values for LuB 66, which was studied earlier. Negative thermal expansion at low temperatures was experimentally observed for LuB 50. The analysis of the experimental temperature dependence for the Gruneisen parameter of LuB 50 suggested that the low-frequency oscillations, described in SAP mode, are responsible for the negative thermal expansion. As a result, the glasslike character of the behavior of LuB 50 thermal characteristics at low temperatures was confirmed.
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  1. Petrovsky Bryansk State Univ., Bryansk (Russia)
  2. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226; ICHBD9
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358; 3.105.214/K; 13-02-97503 r-center-a
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Dalton Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 36; Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
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