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Effect of Magnetic Dilution on the Paramagnetic Behaviour of an Ni++ Ion in the Crystal of Ni(SO4)2(NH4)26H2O

Naturevolume 207pages853854 (1965) | Download Citation



IT is well known that the symmetry and intensity of the electric field arising out of an axially distorted octahedral water cluster surrounding a paramagnetic ion (M++) determines its magnetic anisotropy. When paramagnetic Tutton salts are magnetically diluted by partially replacing M++ ions by Zn++ or Mg++ ions, the charge distribution is likely to remain the same for different concentrations of M++ ions in the mixed crystal. Consequently, the magnetic anisotropy per gram is expected to be almost independent of concentration in the mixed crystal.

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    Present address: post-doctoral research associate of the National Academy of Sciences, R-RP-T, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama


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