2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 13, 243-246 (2002)

In-beam Mössbauer study of $\chem{^{57}Fe}$ using a secondary $\chem{^{57}Mn}$ beam and ion implantation

Y. Kobayashi1, Y. Yoshida2, M.K. Kubo3, Y. Yamada4, A. Yoshida1, H. Ogawa1, H. Ueno1 and K. Asahi1

1  RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
2  Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, Fukuroi, Shizuoka 437-8555, Japan
3  Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
4  Department of Chemistry, Science University of Tokyo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan

(Received: 1 May 2001 / Revised version: 31 August 2001 )

We have succeeded in obtaining well-resolved Mössbauer spectra of 57Fe arising from short-lived 57Mn ( T1/2 = 1.45 min) in Si and KMnO 4. The Mössbauer spectra of 57Fe in Si are well fitted with a curve consisting of two singlet lines, one being assigned as the interstitial Fe atoms and the other as substitutional ones. The relative intensities of the two lines infer that 60% of 57Fe ( $\leftarrow$ 57Mn) atoms land at the interstitial sites and 40% at the substitutional sites at temperatures between 30 K and 296 K. The result for the KMnO 4 sample suggests a presence of an exotic chemical species corresponding to a higher valence state than Fe 6+.

87.64.Pj - Mössbauer spectroscopy.
23.90.+w - Other topics in radioactive decay and in-beam spectroscopy (restricted to new topics in section 23).
61.72.Ww - Doping and impurity implantation in other materials.
31.30.Gs - Hyperfine interactions and isotope effects, Jahn-Teller effect.

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