|Título||Defects and magnetic hyperfine fields in ZrFe/sub 2/ investigated using perturbed-angular-correlation spectroscopy
Motta, Arthur T.
Catchen, Gary L.
Cumblidge, Stephen E.
Paesano Junior, Andrea
|Abstract||We have measured the temperature dependence of the electric and magnetic hyperfine interactions at 181Ta nuclei substituted into the Zr site in the Laves-phase compound ZrFe2, using the perturbed angular correlation of g rays emitted after the b2 decays of 181Hf probe nuclei. Although the overall crystal structure is cubic, a weak strongly damped electric-quadrupole interaction is observed, which shows no significant temperature dependence over the investigated temperature range from 290–1300 K. Thus below the magnetic ordering temperature TC of 631~2! K we observe combined magnetic-dipole and electric-quadrupole hyperfine interactions. Two separate magnetic components characterize the magnetic-dipole interactions. For the interaction at the primary site, which is occupied by 70–80% of the probes, the Larmor frequency measured at temperature has a value of vL5407(1) Mrad sec21. The secondary site is populated by the remaining 20–30% of the probes, for which the corresponding Larmor frequency has a room temperature value of vL 5579(3) Mrad sec21. We attribute the primary interaction to the ‘‘perfect-crystal’’ probe environment at the Zr site, whereas we ascribe the secondary interaction to the enhancement of the transferred hyperfine field by the presence of Fe antisite defects near the Zr site. At temperatures below but very close to TC , those frequencies cannot be determined for either interaction, because the magnetic-hyperfine and the electricquadrupole frequencies converge to comparable values.
|Contido em||Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics. Woodbury. Vol. 60, no. 2 (July 1999), p. 1188-1196
Compostos de ferro
Compostos de zirconio
Correlacao angular perturbada
Transformadas de fourier
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