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Title: Crystal electric field in RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds

Abstract

The magnetic scattering spectra of RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds are measured and their crystal electric field parameters are determined using inelastic neutron scattering. It is revealed that the ground state is a nonmagnetic singlet for the HoAgSb{sub 2} compound, a Kramers doublet with a strongly anisotropic g factor for the ErAgSb{sub 2} compound, and a quasi-doublet (random doublet) characterized by an extremely anisotropic g factor for the TmAgSb{sub 2} compound. The exchange interaction is estimated in the molecular field approximation. The magnetic properties of the RAgSb{sub 2} compounds are analyzed in terms of the energy level schemes and eigenfunctions determined in this study. The calculated anisotropic magnetic susceptibilities for all compounds are in good agreement with the experimental data obtained for single crystals.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)
  2. Jagiellonian University, Smoluchowski Institute of Physics (Poland)
  3. Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21090924
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 52; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S106377450703011X; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANISOTROPY; ANTIMONY ALLOYS; EIGENFUNCTIONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ERBIUM ALLOYS; GROUND STATES; HOLMIUM ALLOYS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; LANDE FACTOR; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MONOCRYSTALS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; SILVER ALLOYS; SPECTRA; THULIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Sashin, I. L., E-mail: sashin@nf.jinr.ru, Goremychkin, E. A., Szytula, A., and Clementyev, E. S. Crystal electric field in RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1134/S106377450703011X.
Sashin, I. L., E-mail: sashin@nf.jinr.ru, Goremychkin, E. A., Szytula, A., & Clementyev, E. S. Crystal electric field in RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds. United States. doi:10.1134/S106377450703011X.
Sashin, I. L., E-mail: sashin@nf.jinr.ru, Goremychkin, E. A., Szytula, A., and Clementyev, E. S. Tue . "Crystal electric field in RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds". United States. doi:10.1134/S106377450703011X.
@article{osti_21090924,
title = {Crystal electric field in RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds},
author = {Sashin, I. L., E-mail: sashin@nf.jinr.ru and Goremychkin, E. A. and Szytula, A. and Clementyev, E. S.},
abstractNote = {The magnetic scattering spectra of RAgSb{sub 2} (R = Ho, Er, Tm) intermetallic compounds are measured and their crystal electric field parameters are determined using inelastic neutron scattering. It is revealed that the ground state is a nonmagnetic singlet for the HoAgSb{sub 2} compound, a Kramers doublet with a strongly anisotropic g factor for the ErAgSb{sub 2} compound, and a quasi-doublet (random doublet) characterized by an extremely anisotropic g factor for the TmAgSb{sub 2} compound. The exchange interaction is estimated in the molecular field approximation. The magnetic properties of the RAgSb{sub 2} compounds are analyzed in terms of the energy level schemes and eigenfunctions determined in this study. The calculated anisotropic magnetic susceptibilities for all compounds are in good agreement with the experimental data obtained for single crystals.},
doi = {10.1134/S106377450703011X},
journal = {Crystallography Reports},
number = 3,
volume = 52,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}