Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory
151Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy confirms that the europium in EuAg4As2 is fully divalent and that the spectrum at 5 K consists of a single, sharp magnetic pattern with a hyperfine field (Bhf) of 27.1(1) T and an isomer shift of −11.04(3) mm/s (relative to EuF3). The temperature dependence of the spectra shows that the ordering of the Eu moments proceeds via an incommensurate sine modulated structure starting at 15 K. The structure squares up below 9 K. A search for charge density or phonon softening signatures at the 120 K structural transition was not successful.
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71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS
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