Terbium silicide

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Terbium silicide
IUPAC name
Terbium silicide
Other names
Terbium silicon
Silicon terbium
Terbium Disilicide
Molar mass 215.09 g/mol
Appearance Gray powder
Orthorhombic or Hexagonal
Related compounds
Related compounds
Rare Earth Silicides
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Terbium silicide is a chemical compound of the rare earth metal terbium with silicon having chemical formula TbSi2. It is a gray solid first described in detail in the late 1950s.[1]

The metallic resistivity and low Schottky barrier of TbSi2 (on n-type doped silicon) make it a potential candidate for applications such as infrared detectors, ohmic contacts, magnetoresistive devices, and thermoelectric devices.

It exhibits antiferromagnetism at 16K.[2]


  1. ^ Perri, J. A.; Binder, I.; Post, B. (1959). "Rare earth metal disilicides". The Journal of Physical Chemistry. 63 (4): 616–619. doi:10.1021/j150574a041. 
  2. ^ Sekizawa, K.; Yasukochi, K. (1966). "Antiferromagnetism of disilicides of heavy rare earth metals". Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. 21 (2): 274–278. Bibcode:1966JPSJ...21..274S. doi:10.1143/JPSJ.21.274.