XXVII, No. 2, Pp. 95-197
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Authors: Božidar Dj. Cekić, Ana B. Umićević, Valentin N. Ivanovski,
Rongwei Hu, Cedomir Petrovic, Bohumil David, Tanja Barudžija
The perturbed angular correlation method was employed to study the temperature dependence of electric field gradients at the 181Ta probe in the polycrystalline Hf2Ni7 compound. The temperature evolution of the sample content was measured using high-temperature X-ray diffraction. To check the magnetic order of the sample, magnetization measurements and additional perturbed angular correlation measurements with externally applied magnetic field were performed. All obtained spectra showed no evidence of magnetic order of the Hf2Ni7 phase. Within the experimental resolution of the apparatus, the measured electric field gradients at 181Ta probe for the two inequivalent 181Hf /181Ta sites in the Hf2Ni7 compound appeared as one in the range of 78-944 K. A single quadrupole interaction implies that the electric field gradients at the two Hf sites must be quite similar. At 293 K, the measured quadrupole interaction parameters are νq= 433(1) MHz and η = 0.300(4). An increase of the quadrupole frequency and a gradual rising of the asymmetry parameter were observed with increasing temperature. The high-temperature X-ray diffraction indicated a build up of HfO2 above 693 K.
intermetallics, hyperfine interactions, perturbed angular correlation, magnetization, X-ray diffraction
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