Hyperfine Interactions

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Mössbauer study of the magnetocaloric compound AlFe2 B 2

  • Johan Cedervall
  • Lennart Häggström
  • Tore Ericsson
  • Martin Sahlberg
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  1. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME 2015), Hamburg, Germany, 13-18 September 2015


Mössbauer spectroscopy in the ferromagnetic AlFe2 B 2 reveals Tc=299 K and shows good agreement with magnetic measurements. The crystals are plate-shaped. The flakes are found from X-ray diffraction to be in the crystallographic ac-plane in the orthorhombic system. The axes of the principle electric field gradient tensor are, by symmetry, colinear with the crystal a-, b- and c-axes. By using information about the quadrupole splitting and line asymmetry in the paramagnetic regime together with the quadrupole shift of the resonance lines in the ferromagnetic regime the magnetic hyperfine field direction is found to be in the ab-plane having an angle =40° to the b-axis.


Mössbauer spectroscopy Magnetocaloric material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry – Ångström LaboratoryUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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