Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kimball, Clyde W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Iron compounds||Superconductors||Mössbauer spectroscopy

Abstract

A Mossbauer effect study was designed to use ⁵⁷Fe as an impurity probe in the superconducting Chevrel phase compound Dy₁.₀Mo₆S₈ over the temperature range 0.43 K to 300 K. The material produced, Dy₁.₀⁵⁷Fe₀.₀₅Mo₆S₈, was found to be single phase within 1-2% by analysis of X-ray powder diffraction patterns. The Mossbauer spectra show at least two different Fe sites. At 80 K and below the spectra show a six line magnetic pattern along with-an asymmetric quadrupole doublet. At 20 K and below the doublet becomes magnetically split as well. At 200 K and above the lines are broadened, indicating diffusion of the Fe atoms. Comparisons are made with results from other Chevrel phase studies in order to understand our results.

Comments

Bibliography: leaf 24.

Extent

24 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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