Nuclear-Magnetic-Rosonance Study of Thulium Aluminum Garnet

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The Tm169 and the Al27 nuclear magnetic resonance have been studied in cubic thulium aluminum garnet. The Tm169 results at 1.5°K give magnetic-susceptibility tensor components of χ1=0.014, χ2=0.551, and and χ3=0.030 emu/g ion, which show much more anisotropy than found previously for thulium gallium garnet. The measured Al27 paramagnetic shifts at 1.5°K agree quite well with values calculated from Tm3+-ion dipole sums. The Al27 paramagnetic shifts from 1.5 to 300°K are used to calculate the approximate temperature dependence of the Tm2+-ion susceptibility components. The room-temperature Al27 quadrupolar coupling constants ∣∣e2qQh∣∣ for the axially symmetric a and d sites are 0.892±0.005 and 6.155±0.005 MHz, respectively. The unshielded electric field gradients are calculated and compared with corresponding values for other aluminum garnets and for Fe57 sites in several iron garnets. These field gradients agree quite well with values calculated using a point-charge model.





Schmidt, V., and E. Jones. “Nuclear-Magnetic-Rosonance Study of Thulium Aluminum Garnet.� Phys. Rev. B 1, no. 5 (March 1970): 1978–1986. doi:10.1103/physrevb.1.1978.
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