A Mössbauer study of cation distribution in systems Cox Mn3−x−yFeyO4 and Nix Mn3−x−y FeyO4 has been made. It has been found that in both systems all specimens withy<0.6 value exhibit quadrupole doublets corresponding to site symmetries Fe3+(I) and Fe3+(II) of octahedral site. As more and more cobalt or nickel is introduced into the matrix the intensity of the inner quadrupole doublet increases while on introducing iron that of the outer quadrupole doublet increases. After a certain concentration of iron the inner doublet starts becoming more intense. It is suggested that this arises possibly from the substitution of cations in the second co-ordination sphere of Fe3+(I) and Fe3+(II) sites. Fory>0.6 the Mössbauer spectra show relaxation effects.
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