Polarized neutron investigation in the mixed-valence compound Sm3Te4 at different temperatures

J. X. Boucherle, F. Givord, J. Schweizer, A. Gukasov, J. M. Mignot, E. Lelièvre-Berna, H. Aoki, A. Ochiai

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Cubic Sm3Te4 can be characterized as a semiconducting, inhomogeneous mixed-valence system. No evidence of charge ordering has been found. The magnetization density was previously measured at 1.5 K using polarized neutrons with a magnetic field applied along a twofold axis: the Sm atoms are distributed on two subsites with very different induced moments. A new experiment performed with the field applied along a fourfold axis at two temperatures (T = 1.5 and 100 K) shows the role of the anisotropy of the Sm3+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
EventYamada Conference LI - The International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES '99) - Nagano, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Aug 241999 Aug 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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