Publication Date

1980

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kimball, Clyde W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Iron compounds||Mössbauer spectroscopy||Superconductors

Abstract

A Mössbauer study has been designed to use ⁵⁷Fe as an impurity probe in the superconducting compound Ho₁.₀Mo₆S₈ over the temperature range 4.3 K to 673 K. Although it has been determined by neutron diffraction that Fe occupies only one crystallographic site, the Mössbauer spectra obtained show two different electronic configurations for the ⁵⁷Fe impurity. At temperatures less than 30 K the spectra show a relaxing single line along with a quadrupole doublet which starts relaxing below 10 K. Above 50 K there appears to be diffusion of Fe atoms between the two sites. The intensity, shift, quadrupolar splitting and width were monitored in an effort to explain these anomalies m the behavior of ⁵⁷Fe in this Chevrel phase superconductor.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

iv, 31 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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