Electron paramagnetic resonance, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and electronic structure calculations were combined in order to study the local geometry of Fe2+/Fe3+ in Fe-doped hydroxyapatite. Atomistic simulations were carried out to obtain estimates of local geometry and lattice strain associated with fourfold, fivefold, and sixfold Fe sites. First-principles embedded cluster density functional calculations were performed to investigate the electronic structure associated with the substitution of calcium by Fe2+/Fe3+. Mössbauer isomer shift, quadrupole splitting, and the hyperfine magnetic field were calculated for each site and local coordination, for comparison to an experimental fit to a five-line model consisting of two bulk sites each for Fe2+ and Fe3+ and a surface hematitelike Fe3+ species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20169645|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics