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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Direct determination of the crystal field parameters of Dy, Er, and Yb impurities in the skutterudite compound CeFe(4)P(12) by electron spin resonance
Author: Garcia, DJ
Garcia, FA
Duque, JGS
Pagliuso, PG
Rettori, C
Schlottmann, P
Torikachvili, MS
Oseroff, SB
Abstract: Despite extensive research on the skutterudites for the last decade, their electric crystalline field ground state is still a matter of controversy. We show that electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements can determine the full set of crystal field parameters (CFPs) for the T(h) cubic symmetry (Im3) of the Ce(1-x)R(x)Fe(4)P(12) (R=Dy, Er, Yb; x less than or similar to 0.003) skutterudite compounds. From the analysis of the ESR data the three CFPs B(4)(c), B(6)(c), and B(6)(t) were determined for each of these rare earths at the Ce(3+) site. The field and temperature dependence of the measured magnetization for the doped crystals is in excellent agreement with the one predicted by the CFPs B(n)(m) derived from ESR.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Physical Soc
Citation: Physical Review B. Amer Physical Soc, v. 78, n. 17, 2008.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.174428
Date Issue: 2008
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