Accession Number:

AD0617523

Title:

MOSSBAUER STUDIES OF IRON ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES. IV. SIGN OF THE ELECTRIC FIELD GRADIENT IN FERROCENE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The quadrupole splitting of Fe57 Mossbauer spectra gives the magnitude, but not the sign, of the electric field gradient. The sign can be determined by magnetically perturbing the energy levels, such that one line splits into a triplet and the other line splits into a doublet. A first-order perturbation treatment for the axially symmetric electric field gradient case is given for powdered samples. The method is applied to ferrocene, which has been the subject of many theoretical papers. A crystal field treatment predicts a positive e.f.g., and molecular orbital treatments predict negative e.f.g.s. At 40 kilogauss applied, the two lines split clearly into a doublet and a triplet. The result agrees with the m.o. treatment. This also explains the essential vanishing of the e.f.g. in ferrocinium compounds. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE