Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-15-1999

Keywords

FeS, Spin-state configuration of FeS

Abstract

Both the nature of the electrical transport and magnetism of high-pressure phases of FeS have been elucidated in relation to the spin-state configuration of Fe. This has been achieved by combined 57FeMössbauer spectroscopy and resistance measurements on samples pressurized in miniature gem-anvil pressure cells to ∼12 GPa in the range 300–5 K. Hexagonal FeS in the range 3–7 GPa exhibits magnetic nonmetallic behavior, whereas monoclinic FeS beyond ∼7 GPa is diamagnetic and nonmetallic. This is compelling experimental evidence to show that, along the room-temperature isotherm, hexagonal FeS has thermally activated charge carriers and a high-spin magnetic-electronic configuration, whereas monoclinic FeS adopts a magnetically quenched low-spin state and concomitant filled valence band.

Publication Title

Physical Review B

Volume

60

Issue

7

First Page

4401

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.60.4401

Required Publisher's Statement

©1999 American Physical Society

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.60.4401

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Text

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Language

English

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application/pdf

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