Magnetic hyperfine fields at Gd and in sites in GdPdIn compound
Perturbed gamma-gamma angular correlation (PAC) technique was used to measure the hyperfine interactions in the intermetallic compound GdPdIn using 111In→ 111Cd and 140La→ 140Ce probe nuclei at the In and Gd sites, respectively. The PAC results for 111Cd show two well-defined electric quadrupole frequencies above T C assigned to probes occupying Gd and In sites, with ~50% of site occupation each. The fraction corresponding to In sites increases with temperature reaching 95% around 500 K. Below T C the measurements for 111Cd probe showed combined electric quadrupole plus magnetic dipole interaction with sharp increase in the magnetic field below around 80 K. A pure magnetic interaction with lower hyperfine field values was observed at the Gd sites occupied by 140Ce below 100 K.
KeywordsRare-earth magnetism Gd-based compounds Magnetic hyperfine field Perturbed angular correlation
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