Portland State University. Department of Physics
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics
1 online resource (ii, 47 leaves, ill. 28 cm.)
Aluminum -- Analysis, Cobalt, Mössbauer effect
Using Fe57 Mossbauer spectroscopy, two alternative sites occupied by cobalt (10-4 at. % ) impurity atoms in aluminum have been isolated. The substitutional site A is the stable position after annealing the sample above 840 K, followed by a rapid quench. The impurity atoms in site A are characterized by a single line Mossbauer spectrum (indicative of a cubic environment), a room-temperature f = 0.502 (r. m. s. displ. 0.071 A) and an I. S. (reI. to Fe) = -0.421 mm/sec. For anneals below 770 K the cobalt atoms migrate to site B, which is characterized by a well resolved quadrupole doublet (indicative of a non-cubic environment), a large change in the value of the room-temperature f = - 0.766 (r. m. s. displ. 0.071 A), I. S. = -0.150 mm/sec (increased s-electron density at the nucleus). All linewidths· are approximately 0.21 mm/sec, indicating high uniformity of impurity sites. The site distribution [A] / [B} varies from about 5 % to 95 % for anneals between 770 K and 830 K.
Venkatachar, Arun, "Evidence for the existence of two stable sites for cobalt impurity atoms in aluminum" (1971). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1477.