Zero-Field Paramagnetic Resonance of Trivalent Gadolinium in Several Lanthanon Tris(Ethylsulfate) Nonahydrates and Nonadeuterates--Determination of Crystal Field and Hyperfine Structure Parameters.
Technical rept. 1 Jun-30 Nov 74,
PRINCETON UNIV N J
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Employing isotopically pure trivalent 155Gd, 157Gd, and 160Gd as guests in dilute mixed crystals of lanthanum trisethylsulfate nonahydrate La3C2H5SO43.9H2O, it has been possible to determine both accurate zero-field splitting parameters of crystal field origin and hyperfine structure constants due to magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole interaction terms. The zero-field paramagnetic resonance spectroscopic method is used. It is reasoned that the quadrupole hyperfine constant is due, almost entirely, to lattice contributions moreover, it is shown to be of the expected order of magnitude and sign. The hyperfine anomaly is discussed. A set of crystal field parameters are reported for the first time for 160Gd in crystals of LaC2H5SC43.9D2O which differ significantly from those of the hydrate. Variations of crystal field parameters with various lanthanon host ions are also observed. Finally, a few comments concerning zero-field line widths and their measurement are made. Modified author abstract
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Solid State Physics