Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 231–235 | Cite as

On the interpretation of In-vacancy complexes observed by PAC

  • Th. Wichert
  • M. L. Swanson
Letter to the Editor


Using PAC we studied the annealing of defects in quenched Al samples doped with111In. The experiments show that two In-vacancy complexes are formed in recovery stage III, characterized by their hyperfine parameters ω=3π·eQVZZ/10 h=64 Mrad/s and 123 Mrad/s. We conclude that the first complex consists of fewer vacancies than the second one, in contradiction to the interpretation given by Pleiter and Prasad in a recent article.


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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. Wichert
    • 1
  • M. L. Swanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State Science BranchChalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesChalk RiverCanada

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