Hyperfine Interactions

, 237:98 | Cite as

Synthetic versiliaite and apuanite: investigation by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy

  • Ryan D. Bayliss
  • Frank J. BerryEmail author
  • James C. Cumby
  • Colin Greaves
  • Jean-Claude Jumas
  • Jose F. Marco
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  1. Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (MECAME 2016), Cavtat, Croatia, 31 May-3 June 2016


The minerals versiliaite and apuanite have been synthesised for the first time. The 57Fe Mössbauer spectra recorded at 298 and 4 K are reported. The results are indicative of a formulation for versiliaite as \(\left (\text {Fe}_{4}^{2+}\text {Fe}_{4}^{3+}\right )^{\text {oct}}\left [\text {Fe}_{4}^{3+}\text {Sb}_{12}^{3+}\right ]^{\text {tet}}\textit {O}_{32}\textit {S}_{2}\) and of apuanite as \(\left (\text {Fe}_{4}^{2+}\text {Fe}_{8}^{3+}\right )^{\text {oct}}\left [\text {Fe}_{8}^{3+}\text {Sb}_{16}^{3+}\right ]^{\text {tet}}\textit {O}_{48}\textit {S}_{\mathrm {4.}}\) The spectra recorded at low temperature are indicative of complex magnetic interactions. The results indicate the potential for the synthesis of further new structurally-related materials with different compositions and new low dimensional physical properties.


Versiliaite Apuanite Mössbauer spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan D. Bayliss
    • 1
  • Frank J. Berry
    • 1
    Email author
  • James C. Cumby
    • 1
  • Colin Greaves
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Jumas
    • 2
  • Jose F. Marco
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ChemistryThe University of BirminghamEdgbastonUK
  2. 2.ICGM-UMR 5253-Equipe AIMEUniversite Montpellier IIMontpellier CEDEX 5France
  3. 3.Instituto de Quimica Fisica “Rocasolano” CSICMadridSpain

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