19F nuclear magnetic resonance in CdF2–ErF3

E. Banks, M. Greenblatt, B. R. McGarvey

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The 19F NMR of a single crystal of [formula omitted] ErF3 has been investigated at 8 and 16 MHz. Weak NMR lines were observed whose shifts relative to the main CdF2 peak were found to be field dependent. These shifts showed axial symmetry about the [111] crystallographic directions with [formula omitted] and [formula omitted]. The small NMR lines are attributed to those lattice fluorides which have one nearest neighbor Er3+ occupying a normal Cd2+ site. The anisotropic portion of the shift is shown to be due to the dipolar contribution of spin on the erbium ion with no unpaired spin in the fluorine p orbitals. Analysis of intensity ratios supports a random distribution of Er3+ among Cd2+ sites with no preferential formation of clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4787-4791
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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