Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 16, Issue 1–4, pp 805–808 | Cite as

Hysteresis and γ-recoil effects in the superconducting compounds HfxZr1−xV2

  • H. C. Jain
  • M. A. A. Saad
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The anisotropy of the 133–182 keV γ-γ cascade in181Ta measured as a function of temperature between 70K and 298K shows lattice instability, the phenomenon of hysteresis in the vicinity of the lattice transformation temperature (TL) and a temperature dependent electric field gradient (EFG) at the cubic Hf sites in the superconducting cubic Laves phase (C15) compounds Hf1−xZrxV2 (x=0.0, 0.25 and 0.75). These observations are qualitatively understood by assuming the presence of γ-recoil effects and microdomains fluctuating between the high temperature (T>TL) and the low temperature (T < TL) phases of these compounds.


Thin Film Anisotropy Transformation Temperature Field Gradient Electric Field Gradient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Jain
    • 1
  • M. A. A. Saad
    • 1
  1. 1.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia

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