Time-of-flight inelastic neutron-scattering measurements have been carried out on polycrystalline samples of 154Sm3Te4 and La3Te4 with incoming neutron energies of 67 and 300 meV. The results are, in general, consistent with the assumption that both Sm valence states, Sm2+ and Sm3+, contribute to the magnetic scattering function as well-defined local-moment states subjected to the crystal field from the surroundings.
- Crystal fields
- Intermediate valence
- Spin-orbit coupling
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering