Crystal field excitations on NdFe3(BO3)4 investigated by inelastic neutron scattering

S. Hayashida, M. Soda, S. Itoh, T. Yokoo, K. Ohgushi, D. Kawana, T. Masuda

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Abstract

We performed inelastic neutron scattering experiments on a multiferroic material NdFe3(BO3)4 to explore the crystal field excitations, where the magnetic anisotropy of the Nd3+ crystal field was responsible for the multiferroicity. Flat modes were observed at 8.5 meV and 17.4 meV in the neutron spectrum. The analysis revealed that these excitations were the transitions from the ground state to the first and second excited states of the Nd3+ crystal field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012059
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume746
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 10
Event6th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, ECNS 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 2015 Aug 302015 Sep 4

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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