MAPON Spectroscopy and Its Application to Transition Metal Ferromagnets
W. D. Hutchison, N. Yazidjoglou and D. H. Chaplin
Australian Journal of Physics
51(2) 295 - 313
Modulated adiabatic passage on oriented nuclei (MAPON) is a technique developed specifically to measure very small electric quadrupole interactions (EQIs) at radioactive probe nuclei even when such interactions are masked in the frequency domain by inhomogeneous magnetic broadening associated with a dominant magnetic hyperfine interaction. In this paper an overview of the technique is presented with particular reference to 60CoCo EQI measurements which were an important step in establishing MAPON methodology. MAPON results for dilute nd impurities in ferromagnetic Fe and Ni metal hosts are reviewed including presentation of new data for 58CoNi and 60CoNi. Priorities for future studies are provided on the basis of this review.
Full text doi:10.1071/P97075
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