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Title: Crystal field levels and magnetic anisotropy in the kagome compounds Nd 3 Sb 3 Mg 2 O 14 , Nd 3 Sb 3 Zn 2 O 14 , and Pr 3 Sb 3 Mg 2 O 14

Abstract

Here, we report the crystal field levels of several newly discovered rare-earth kagome compounds: Nd 3Sb 3Mg 2O 14, Nd 3Sb 3Zn 2O 14, and Pr 3Sb 3Mg 2O 14. We determine the crystal electric field (CEF) Hamiltonian by fitting to neutron scattering data using a point charge Hamiltonian as an intermediate fitting step. The fitted Hamiltonians accurately reproduce bulk susceptibility measurements, and the results indicate easy-axis ground-state doublets for Nd 3Sb 3Mg 2O 14 and Nd 3Sb 3Zn 2O 14 and a singlet ground state for Pr 3Sb 3Mg 2O 14. These results provide the groundwork for future investigations of these compounds and a template for CEF analysis of other low-symmetry materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [2];  [4]
  1. Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1486947
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1475087
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-08ER46544
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Scheie, A., Sanders, M., Krizan, J., Christianson, Andrew D., Garlea, Vasile O., Cava, R. J., and Broholm, C. Crystal field levels and magnetic anisotropy in the kagome compounds Nd3Sb3Mg2O14 , Nd3Sb3Zn2O14 , and Pr3Sb3Mg2O14. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134401.
Scheie, A., Sanders, M., Krizan, J., Christianson, Andrew D., Garlea, Vasile O., Cava, R. J., & Broholm, C. Crystal field levels and magnetic anisotropy in the kagome compounds Nd3Sb3Mg2O14 , Nd3Sb3Zn2O14 , and Pr3Sb3Mg2O14. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134401.
Scheie, A., Sanders, M., Krizan, J., Christianson, Andrew D., Garlea, Vasile O., Cava, R. J., and Broholm, C. Mon . "Crystal field levels and magnetic anisotropy in the kagome compounds Nd3Sb3Mg2O14 , Nd3Sb3Zn2O14 , and Pr3Sb3Mg2O14". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134401. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1486947.
@article{osti_1486947,
title = {Crystal field levels and magnetic anisotropy in the kagome compounds Nd3Sb3Mg2O14 , Nd3Sb3Zn2O14 , and Pr3Sb3Mg2O14},
author = {Scheie, A. and Sanders, M. and Krizan, J. and Christianson, Andrew D. and Garlea, Vasile O. and Cava, R. J. and Broholm, C.},
abstractNote = {Here, we report the crystal field levels of several newly discovered rare-earth kagome compounds: Nd3Sb3Mg2O14, Nd3Sb3Zn2O14, and Pr3Sb3Mg2O14. We determine the crystal electric field (CEF) Hamiltonian by fitting to neutron scattering data using a point charge Hamiltonian as an intermediate fitting step. The fitted Hamiltonians accurately reproduce bulk susceptibility measurements, and the results indicate easy-axis ground-state doublets for Nd3Sb3Mg2O14 and Nd3Sb3Zn2O14 and a singlet ground state for Pr3Sb3Mg2O14. These results provide the groundwork for future investigations of these compounds and a template for CEF analysis of other low-symmetry materials.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134401},
journal = {Physical Review B},
issn = {2469-9950},
number = 13,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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