Polarized-neutron study of the magnetic-polaron state in CeP

K. Iwasa, M. Kohgi, Y. Haga, T. Suzuki, K. Kakurai, M. Nishi, K. Nakajima, P. Link, A. Gukasov, J. M. Mignot

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The Ce magnetic form factor in different magnetic phases of CeP has been studied by unpolarized and polarized neutron diffraction. In the type-I antiferromagnetic phase (H = 0, T = 2 K), the form factor agrees with the calculation for a F7 crystal-field ground state. On the other hand, the results for H = 3 T and T = 1.7 K (in so-called "phase I") indicate that the Ce ions with large moments occurring in the structure are in a strongly polarized state very close to the crystal-field state F8. This result supports the view that a F8-like wave-function is stabilized at ordered Ce sites by the formation of a magnetic-polaron state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • CeP
  • Magnetic form factor
  • Magnetic polaron
  • Polarized neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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