Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 68, Issue 1–4, pp 27–38 | Cite as

Mössbauer studies of interstitial rare earth-iron intermetallics

  • Qi-nian Qi
  • Hong Sun
  • J. M. D. Coey
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Two series of interstitial rare earth-iron intermetallics, R2Fe17N3-σ and R2Fe17C3-σ have been prepared by gas phase reaction from the R2Fe17 parent compounds (R=Ce, Pr, Nd, ... Lu and Y). The interstitials raise the Curie temperature of the compounds by 390 K in the case of N and 330 K in the case of C. Mössbauer spectra at 15 K and 293 K, and data as a function of temperature for R=Er and Tm are analysed to yield hyperfine interactions at the four sites, and information on the local magnetization and its orientation. The change in hyperfine field is not proportional to the change in magnetization produced by the interstitials, being much greater in the nitrides than the carbides. Likewise for the isomer shifts. These effects are discussed in terms of the differences in electronic structure of the nitrides and carbides.


Thin Film Carbide Nitrides Curie Temperature Parent Compound 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi-nian Qi
    • 1
  • Hong Sun
    • 1
  • J. M. D. Coey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied PhysicsTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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