On the validity of 57Fe hyperfine field distribution calculations from Mössbauer spectra of magnetic amorphous alloys
The approximations which are made in 57Fe hyperfine field distribution calculations from magnetic amorphous alloys are discussed. A diagram which gives an immediate indication of the validity of a given hyperfine field distribution obtained using first order perturbation theory is proposed. The assumption about the distribution of the polar angles of the hyperfine field direction with respect to the EFG principal axes in transition metal-metalloid amorphous alloys is discussed. The asymmetries of the Mössbauer spectra of the latter alloys are also considered.