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See detailNuclear forward and inelastic spectroscopy on 125Te and Sb2 125Te3 2
Wille, H.-C.; Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Sergueev, I. et al

in Europhysics Letters [=EPL] (2010)

We report on the observation of nuclear forward and nuclear inelastic scattering of synchrotron radiation by Te-125 and the application of both spectroscopic methods to tellurium compounds by using a high ... [more ▼]

We report on the observation of nuclear forward and nuclear inelastic scattering of synchrotron radiation by Te-125 and the application of both spectroscopic methods to tellurium compounds by using a high-resolution backscattering sapphire monochromator in combination with fast detection electronics. The lifetime of the nuclear resonance and the energy of the transition were determined to be 2.131(12) ns and 35493.12(30) eV, respectively. As applications, the nuclear inelastic spectrum in Sb2Te3 and the nuclear forward scattering by Te metal were measured. These measurements open the field of nuclear resonance spectroscopy on tellurium compounds such as thermoelectric and superconducting materials. [less ▲]

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See detailNeutron and nuclear inelastic scattering study of the Einstein oscillators in Ba-, Sr-, and Eu-filled germanium clathrates
Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Schweika, W.; Leupold, O. et al

in Physical Review b (2005), 72(17),

Inelastic neutron scattering measurements on Ba8Ga16Ge30 and Sr8Ga16Ge30 indicate the presence of soft local modes with Einstein oscillator energies of 4.9 +/- 0.1 and 4.4 +/- 0.1 meV, modes which are ... [more ▼]

Inelastic neutron scattering measurements on Ba8Ga16Ge30 and Sr8Ga16Ge30 indicate the presence of soft local modes with Einstein oscillator energies of 4.9 +/- 0.1 and 4.4 +/- 0.1 meV, modes which are associated with the lowest "rattling" mode of the Ba(B) and Sr(B) guests, respectively. Nuclear inelastic scattering measurements on Eu8Ga16Ge30 yield Einstein oscillator energies of between 3.0 +/- 0.3 and 7.5 +/- 1.2 meV for the different modes of the Eu guests. Further, the resonant character of the measurements on Eu8Ga16Ge30 reveals, without question, that neither of the Eu guests exhibit any vibrational modes above 9 meV. [less ▲]

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See detailStrongly decoupled europium and iron vibrational modes in filled skutterudites
Long, G. J.; Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Grandjean, Fernande ULg et al

in Physical Review b (2005), 71(14),

The europium partial vibrational density of states (DOS) in EuFe4Sb12 and the iron partial vibrational DOS in both EuFe4Sb12 and (CeFe4Sb12)-Fe-57 have been obtained by nuclear inelastic scattering. The ... [more ▼]

The europium partial vibrational density of states (DOS) in EuFe4Sb12 and the iron partial vibrational DOS in both EuFe4Sb12 and (CeFe4Sb12)-Fe-57 have been obtained by nuclear inelastic scattering. The results reveal the strong independence of the iron and rare-earth vibrational modes. The cage filling europium only participates significantly to the low-energy local vibrational modes. The force constants have been obtained from the measured probability of nuclear absorption. The energies of the peaks in the europium and iron DOS are in excellent agreement with the calculated DOS in LaFe4Sb12. The results indicate that nuclear inelastic scattering is the technique of choice for the study of the localized vibrational modes in thermoelectric "phonon glass" materials. [less ▲]

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