Articles | Volume 33, issue 4
Research article
17 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 17 Aug 2021

Vibrational anisotropy of δ-(Al,Fe)OOH single crystals as probed by nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering

Johannes Buchen, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Takayuki Ishii, and Jennifer M. Jackson

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We investigated the thermal vibrations of 57Fe atoms in the crystal structure of a high-pressure form of the oxyhydroxide compound (Al,Fe)OOH. The results of our nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering experiments on single crystals show that 57Fe atoms vibrate at different frequencies and with different amplitudes when being displaced in different directions. This anisotropy of atomic vibrations is transmitted to related thermal properties and can be described using second-rank tensors.