Title

The Importance of the Wigner-Seitz Cell Volume in Determining the Cobalt Site Occupancy in Nd₂(Fe,⁵⁷Co)₁₄B

Abstract

The cobalt-57 emission Mössbauer spectrum of Nd2(Fe,57Co)14B has been analyzed with a model previously used to study Nd2Fe14B and related compounds. The preferential cobalt occupancies in Nd2Fe14B, obtained from the relative intensities of the six sextets used to fit the emission spectrum, show a virtually perfect linear correlation with the Wigner-Seitz cell volume of each of the six iron sites. Thus it would appear that the preferential site substitution of cobalt is controlled by the volume of the crystallographic site and the metallic radius of cobalt. This linear correlation provides support for the assignment of the weak sites in the Mössbauer spectrum of Nd2Fe14B.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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