Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

On the interpretation of nuclear quadrupole interaction data for rare-earth nuclei at low symmetry sites

  • G. A. Stewart


Expressions are given for all tensor components of the lattice- and 4f-shell electric field gradient contributions at a rare-earth nucleus and the influence of local symmetry is discussed. To demonstrate that a full tensor analysis is essential for monoclinic symmetry, the quadrupole splitting data for169Tm in Tm2O3 are re-analyzed, resulting in significantly different shielding factorsRQ and Υ.


Field Gradient Quadrupole Splitting Tensor Component Electric Field Gradient Local Symmetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of New South WalesDuntroonAustralia

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