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Title: Precipitates of MnSi cubic phase in tetragonal Mn{sub 4}Si{sub 7} crystal

Higher manganese silicides (HMSs) exhibit interesting thermoelectric and optoelectronic properties. Development of HMS-based thermoelements and microthermopiles of different designs may meet a number of problems, which can be solved only when the real structure of crystals and thin layers on which they are based is established. We have applied scanning and transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction to investigate HMS crystals of two types: single crystals grown from melt by the Bridgman method and microislands formed by reactive diffusion during manganese vapor deposition on silicon substrates. The exact phase composition of these materials is established: matrix HMS crystal belonging to tetragonal system (Mn{sub 4}Si{sub 7} composition) and precipitates of cubic manganese monosilicide MnSi. The shape and sizes of precipitates are determined, the crystallographic relationships between the tetragonal and cubic phases are found, and the interface is investigated.
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22210423
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BRIDGMAN METHOD; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; ELECTRON DIFFRACTION; INTERFACES; MANGANESE; MANGANESE SILICIDES; MONOCRYSTALS; PRECIPITATION; SILICON; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY