Title

Reply to “Comment on 'Mössbauer Effect Study of Filled Antimonide Skutterudites'”

Abstract

The temperature dependence of the isomer shift of α-iron between 4.2 and 990 K and of Dy3Fe5O12 between 4.2 and 550 K has been analyzed in terms of the Debye model for the second-order Doppler shift, a model in which an additional parameter, the effective vibrating mass, is included. This mass is found equal to 57 g/mol in the ionic compound, Dy3Fe5O12, and equal to 60 g/mol in metallic α-iron. The deviation of this mass from 57 g/mol is a measure of the covalency of the metallic bonding in α-iron. The inadequacy of the graphical procedure proposed by Rechenberg, based on the treatment of second-order terms in the temperature dependence of the isomer shift, is also illustrated.

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Chemistry

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Article - Journal

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English

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© 2000 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.


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