Finite temperature lattice softening in CeSn3

M. Croft, T. McGuire, R. H. Herber

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Results of temperature dependent Mossbauer effect measurements on Sn in CeSn3 and LaSn3 are presented. An anomalous increase in the Sn mean squared displacement (MSD) in CeSn3 in the 50K region surrounding 135K has been observed. A phenomological model is developed which relates the results to previous measurements on CeSn3. This model discusses lattice softening effects near continuous, isomorphic phase transitions such as occur in a number of rare earth compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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