Recently, Scientists of the Max-Planck-Institute CPfS found a new compound in the scientificly interesting group of ruthenates. Y2MgRuO6, a new double perovskite, was grown with a ScIDre HKZ mirror furnace under an O2/Ar atmosphere of 10 bar. As is typical for ruthenates, the strong evaporation of RuO2 is what makes the synthesis experimentally challenging.

Although it was not possible to obtain this compound purely in a polycrystalline form, it was possible to extract small single crystals from the as-grown boule and to analyse their properties.