Mössbauer-effect studies in129ICN molecular crystals

M. Pasternak*, T. Sonnino

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The Mössbauer effect in 129I(Eγ=27.8 keV) has been used to investigate some properties of ICN crystals at 100°K. From the quadrupole split spectrum the value of e*gQ(ls7I) was found to be -2640±20 Mc/sec and the isomer shift +0.119±0.002 cm/sec with respect to a ZnTe source. The 17 parameter was found to be zero. From these values, it was concluded that the iodine promotes 0.27 p electrons (there is no sp hybridization) to the cyanide group. From considerations based on NQR data in BrCN and ICN and from the fact that no anisotropy was detected in the recoilless fraction, it was concluded that intermolecular (covalent) bonding to form a chain structure is negligible. The absolute recoilless fraction at 100°K was found to be 0.012±002 corresponding to a Debye temperature of 61±5°K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2009-2011
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes


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