A MöSsbauer Evaluation of the 57Fe Debye Temperatures In The Zr(AlXFe1-X)2 System

I. Jacob, I. Nowik, R. Moreh

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The Mössbauer recoiless absorption of 57Fe was utilized to monitor the iron cohesion properties in the zr(alxfe1-x)2 system for a wide range of compositions, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.825. Mössbauer spectral area ratios were accurately measured for those samples at three temperatures sets, 423 and 298 K, 433and 303 K, 612 and 303 K. These ratios depend on the recoil free fractions, f(T), of the absorber at the corresponding temperatures. An experimental area ratio may provide a singleparameter, i.e. the Debye temperature, θD, after assuming the Debye approximation. The results indicate a gradual decrease of the iron bonding strength from x = 0 to x = 0.2, demonstrated by a corresponding θD reduction from about 440 to 310 K.The Debye temperatureincreases again to approximately 400 for the Al-rich compounds. This behavior conforms with a previously proposed rule of reverse hydrogen absorption capacityin the above system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Debye temperature
  • Fe bonding strength
  • Mössbauer effect
  • Rule ofreverse hydrogen capacity
  • zr(alfe)

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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