New aspects of electronic ordered states due to f 2 configuration of Pr-based systems

Kazuaki Iwasa, Kotaro Saito, Lijie Hao

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Strong hybridization between conduction electrons and f 2 electrons in a trivalent Pr ion is a recent attractive subject. For example, the Pr-filled skutterudite compounds have been extensively studied. Pr(Ru 1-xRh x) 4P 12 exhibits the reentrant-like behavior of the metal-nonmetal transition, and PrFe 4P 12 the heavy-fermion state followed by the nonmetallic ordering. In this article, we review briefly these phenomena characterized by the staggered structures of the totally symmetric order parameters of f 2 state. We also demonstrate the higher-order magnetic scattering of polarized neutron to investigate quantum state levels in the f electron systems, which is expected to be carried out at the pulsed neutron facility J-PARC MLF.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSB019
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec


  • Electronic hybridization
  • F electron systems
  • Neutron scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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