Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 46, Supplement 4, pp 2151–2152 | Cite as

A nuclear orientation study of YbVO4

  • W. D. Hutchison
  • M. J. Prandolini
  • D. H. Chaplin
  • G. J. Bowden
  • B. Bleaney
Magnetism (Experiment)


Nuclear orientation studies on single crystals of tetragonal YbVO4 are reported, using the radioactive isotopes169Yb (I=7/2), and175Yb (I=7/2). The anisotropies for a number of gamma-rays of both isotopes have been measured at milliKelvin temperatures, in magnetic fields up to 0.6T applied along the c-axis. Striking variations of orientation are observed on ramping the magnetic field through the anticipated spin inversion phase transition, but only for those gammas emitted from and below the daughter169Tm 660ns level.


Cold Finger Electric Quadrupole Interaction 660ns Level Lucas Height milliKelvin Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Hutchison
    • 1
  • M. J. Prandolini
    • 1
  • D. H. Chaplin
    • 1
  • G. J. Bowden
    • 2
  • B. Bleaney
    • 3
  1. 1.School of PhysicsAustralian Defence Force AcademyCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of PhysicsUniversity of NSWSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Clarendon LaboratoryOxfordUK

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