Antimony-121 Mössbauer Spectral Study of the Eu₁₄MnSb₁₁ and Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁ Zintl Compounds
The antimony-121 Mössbauer spectra of the Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁ and Eu₁₄MnSb₁₁ Zintl compounds have been measured between 2 or 5 and 300 K. The resulting three-dimensional arrays of the spectral counts, velocity, and temperature have been simultaneously fit with a minimum number of free parameters. These fits yield a 0 Kelvin transferred hyperfine field of 2.9(2) T, a Curie temperature of 57(3) K, and a Mössbauer temperature of 182(2) K for Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁; in this case the transferred field arises solely from the ordering of Mn2+. Because Eu₁₄MnSb₁₁ has both Eu2+ and Mn2+ ions that are magnetically ordered, its antimony-121 Mössbauer spectra are more complex and reveal two magnetic transitions, the first at 92(1) K resulting from the ordering of the Mn2+ ions and the second at 9.5(1.0) K resulting from the ordering of the Eu2+ ions; the corresponding 0 Kelvin transferred hyperfine fields are 1.3(1) and 3.7(1) T. The antimony-121 isomer shifts yield electronic configurations of 5s1.745p4.28 and 5s1.745p4.19 for the average antimony anion in Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁ and Eu₁₄MnSb₁₁, respectively.
F. Grandjean et al., "Antimony-121 Mössbauer Spectral Study of the Eu₁₄MnSb₁₁ and Yb₁₄MnSb₁₁ Zintl Compounds," Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 46, no. 25, pp. 10736-10740, American Chemical Society (ACS), Jan 2007.
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