Mössbauer effect measurement evidence for magnetic transition in ordered Fe-doped NiAl

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-102
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


Mössbauer effect measurements at room and cryogenic temperatures on powdered Fe-doped NiAl materials (designated as Ni-40Al-9Fe and Ni-50Al-9Fe) show that both were paramagnetic down to17 K, displaying one Fe site in the host. At 4.2 K, Ni-40Al-9Fe remained paramagnetic, while Ni-50Al-9Fe showed a magnetic transition, with a clearly resolved Fe environment. The determined internal magnetic field was 185 ± 8 kOe in comparison to 330 kOe for α-Fe (bcc) reference at room temperature. This shows that development and evolution of electronic and magnetic interactions associated with the dopant Fe in the ordered NiAl depend on its site preference tendencies. The temperature dependence of magnetic state of the dopant Fe, in conjunction with its site preference tendencies from Mössbauer effect measurements, confirms the effectiveness of this technique in the study of the hardening/softening behaviors of Fe-doped NiAl. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • A. Nickel aluminides, based on NiAl, B. Magnetic properties, D. Site occupancy, E. Phase stability, prediction, F. Spectroscopic methods, various