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Nuclear magnetic resonance of 55Mn and 75As in MnAs
K. V.S. Rama Rao
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Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Pages: 27 - 32
Four sets of NMR signals, two each, from 55Mn and 75As nuclei have been observed. The temperature dependences of 55Mn resonances have been studied from 77 to 311 K and that of 75As, from 77 K to about 250 K. The results show that there is a phase transition at T1 ≈ 220 K. This transition may be due to introduction of a local spontaneous distortion in the region of the domain walls in the lattice, resulting in lowering of symmetry at low temperatures. Another possibility is the canting of spins which would lower the magnetic group symmetry. The observed resonances have been assigned to arise from the nuclei at the edge and the centre of the domain walls at temperatures T > T1 and from two types of wall edges with inequivalent orientation of atomic spins at T < T1. The isotropic hyperfine field at 0 K obtained by extrapolating the resonance frequencies are 227 and 285.1 kOe at 55As nuclei, respectively. The anisotropy in the hyperfine field is nearly zero at 55Mn nuclei and about 5.8 kOe at 75As nuclei at 0 K. © 1982.
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