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57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements were performed on the perovskite compounds Eu0.7Pr0.3Ba2(Cu0.99 57Fe0.01)3O7-, EuBa1.5Pr0.5(Cu0.99 57Fe0.01)3O7- and EuBa1.3Pr0.7(Cu0.99 57Fe0.01)3O7-. The observed 57Fe Mössbauer spectra provided an evidence for the correct site assignment of subspectra originating from 57Fe in different microenvironments. Apart from a minor component which was assigned to the 57Fe in the Cu(2) site of the copper oxide plane, all the subspectra could be attributed to the 57Fe in the Cu(1) copper oxide chain site with a fourfold (doublet D1), fivefold (doublet D2) or sixfold (doublet D3) oxygen coordination. In contrast, in the compound EuBa2(Cu0.99 57Fe0.01)3O7- the 6-coordinated (D3) species has not been observed. The substitution of Pr for Eu or for Ba resulted in an increased occupancy of the O(5) antichain oxygen sites, which was explained by the charge neutrality criterion. Especially, the replacement of Ba2+ with Pr3+ led to an unusually high degree of occupancy of O(5) sites. In the 57Fe Mössbauer spectra the relative area of the 6-coordinated species (D3) increased, and that of the 4-coordinated one (D1) vanished completely in the case when Pr was substituted for Ba. Furthermore, the proportion of the 6-coordinated (D3) species increased at the expense of the 5-coordinated (D2) one with an increasing concentration of Pr at the Ba site. These experimental results are consistent with the variety of Mössbauer results reported so far.

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151Eu and 141Pr Mössbauer spectroscopy was applied to study the effects of Pr substitution for Eu or Ba atoms in Eu1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7- and EuBa2-xPrxCu3O7-, respectively. It was found that there exists a correlation between the 151Eu isomer shift and the onset temperature of the superconducting transition, independent of the location of Pr. This shows that the extra electrons provided by the Pr increase the electronic density in the copper oxide planes and in the 4f orbitals of Eu31, simultaneously. The polycrystalline compound EuBa1.3Pr0.7Cu3O7- has been investigated by 141Pr Mössbauer spectroscopy. The observed 141Pr isomer shift, (4.2 K) = 0.10(15) mm/s relative to PrF3, reflects a valence state of 3+ for the Pr located at the Ba site in EuBa1.3Pr0.7Cu3O7-, being in contrast to the valence state of 3.4+ found earlier for Pr which was situated at the rare earth site. This means that the valence state of Pr substituted for Eu is different from that of Pr substituted for Ba. These results suggest that the suppression of superconductivity by Pr substituted for the rare earth atoms is a consequence of the hole filling effect.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: E. Kuzmann, Z. Klencsár, Z. Homonnay, A Vértes, G. Braga, A. De Oliveira, V. Garg, M. Bódogh, I. Kotsis, and A. Nath

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57Fe and 151Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy as well as RF susceptibility measurements were applied to study the effects of Pr substitution either into the rare earth or into the Ba site in Eu1–xPrxBa2Cu3O7– and EuBa2–xPrxCu3O7–, respectively. Site mixing of Pr between the rare earth and Ba sites could be excluded by the utilization of 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. It was found that there exists a correlation between the 151Eu isomer shift and the onset temperature of the superconducting transition independent of the location of Pr. RF susceptibility measurements provide an evidence for a difference in the magnetic moment of Pr substituted for the Eu or Ba sites. The obtained results can be explained by hole filling as the dominant effect of Pr substitution.

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