The 99Ru Mössbauer effect has been measured in the Sr2RuxIr1-xO4 system for x = 1.0, 0.7, 0.5, and 0.4 at 4.2 K. The isomer shift measurements show a change of -0.05(.02) mm/s as the compound changes from a metal (x = 0.7) to an insulator (x = 0.5). This isomer shift change is the electronic signature of the metal-insulator transition. All these spectra are single line. At x = 0.4 the compound undergoes a magnetic phase transition with the measurement of a hyperfine magnetic field of 7.2(1.5) T. The 99Ru Mössbauer effect has been measured from 1.8 to 147.5 K for Sr2RuO4 and from these measurements the Debye temperature was estimated to be 427(50) K.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics