Direct Observation of Magnetic Order in “Ferromagnetic Superconductors” By Means of the 57Fe Mössbauer Effect

  • D. J. Erickson
  • C. E. Olsen
  • R. D. Taylor


We have used the Mössbauer effect (ME) of 57Fe as a dilute impurity probe to observe the presence of magnetic spin order in materials that are also superconducting.1 These measurements provide the first direct evidence for spontaneous spin order below Tc, the superconducting transltion temperature.


Electric Field Gradient Magnetic Order Spin Order Electric Field Gradient Tensor Rare Earth Concentration 
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© New England Nuclear Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Erickson
    • 1
  • C. E. Olsen
    • 1
  • R. D. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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