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Title: Intermultiplet transitions in rare-earth metals

Intermultiplet transitions in rare-earth metals We report here on direct observations of intermultiplet (IM) transitions in the rare-earth metals, Pr, Nd and Tb, made using the chopper spectrometers at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source of Argonne National Laboratory. Despite hydrogen contamination of the polycrystalline samples, we have observed inelastic peaks at small Q arising from IM transitions in Pr (approx.260 MeV), Nd (approx.242 MeV) and Tb (approx.256 MeV) although the latter has not yet been observed unambiguously. Future work will investigate the energy level structure and dynamical properties of rare-earth ions in stoichiometric metallic systems. 5 refs., 3 figs.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 5253992
Report Number(s):CONF-850871-12
ON: DE85018405
DOE Contract Number:W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: International conference on neutron scattering, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 19 Aug 1985; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin, 38 - Grenoble (France)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; NEODYMIUM; NEUTRON REACTIONS; SCATTERING; PRASEODYMIUM; TERBIUM; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; MILLI EV RANGE; NEUTRON CHOPPERS; NEUTRON SPECTRA; TIME-OF-FLIGHT METHOD; BARYON REACTIONS; BEAM PULSERS; DATA; ELEMENTS; ENERGY RANGE; EV RANGE; HADRON REACTIONS; INFORMATION; METALS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEON REACTIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; RARE EARTHS; SPECTRA 651725* -- Nuclear Properties & Reactions, A=90-149, Experimental-- Nuclear Reactions & Scattering-- (-1987); 651825 -- Nuclear Properties & Reactions, A=150-189, Experimental-- Nuclear Reactions & Scattering-- (-1987)