The phase distribution of high aspect ratio, Fe-filled carbon nanotubes prepared by pyrolyzing a mixture of powered ferrocene and (formula presented) has been determined by means of Mössbauer spectroscopy. Our results for that characterization are closely related to the observation, after field cooling processes, of a hysteresis loop shift and clearly suggest a spatial phase distribution which includes the presence of a γ-Fe/α-Fe interface. The temperature dependence of the hysteresis loop shift is discussed in terms of localized regions at that interface exhibiting uncompensated antiferromagnetism within reduced dimensions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics