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Title: Excitations and magnetization density distribution in the dilute ferromagnetic semiconductor Yb 14 MnSb 11

One rare example of a Kondo lattice compound with ferromagnetic dominated RKKY interactions is Yb$$_{14}$$MnSb$$_{11}$$. As a ferromagnetic semiconductor with $$T_c \approx 53$$~K, it is also a potential compound for exploration of spintronic devices. This material is furthermore one of the most efficient high temperature thermoelectrics. We describe measurements which answer remaining questions regarding the energy scales of the exchange interactions, the valence and the magnetization density distribution in this system. We also find that the system consists of RKKY exchange coupled Mn$$^{2+}$$ sites with nearest and next nearest exchange interactions dominating the magnetic spectrum with no significant magnetization density localized on other atomic sites. The extended spread of a negative magnetization around each of the Mn ions supports a Kondo screening cloud scenario for Yb$$_{14}$$MnSb$$_{11}$$.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Condensed Matter Division
  2. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Saclay (France). Leon Brilloun Lab.
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1360061
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1341271