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Magnetic Correlations in Spin Glasses above the Freezing Temperature investigated by High Field Mössbauer Spectroscopy

J. Bogner, H. Schachner, M. Reissner and W. Steiner

Australian Journal of Physics 51(2) 349 - 362
Published: 1998


The strong dynamics of magnetic correlations are observed by high field 57Fe Mössbauer investigations for the spin glasses AuFe and Y(Fe, Al)2 in the temperature interval between the freezing temperature Tf and approximately 7 to 10Tf. All recorded spectra can be analysed with a model which takes into account these dynamics by allowing the formation of correlated states after a stochastically varying time &tgr;off and their decay after a time &tgr;on, restricting the number of subspectra to the different number of Fe atoms in the first neighbour shell. Whereas for the different Fe environments, in addition to centre shift and quadrupole splitting, different hyperfine fields of the two stochastically formed states can always be resolved, the same set of &tgr;on and &tgr;off values was obtained for all subspectra above approximately 4Tf. The external field hinders the decay of the correlated regions. The temperature dependence of ¿ on scales with Tf and exhibits a power law with exponents of –2 for the Fe-rich and –1 for the Fe-poor compounds.

Full text doi:10.1071/P97052

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