Polarized-neutron study on 4f-electron wave functions of 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 magnetic form factors of Ce ions in CeP have been studied by unpolarized and polarized neutron diffraction. The measured form factor in the type-I antiferromagnetic phase (H = 0 and T = 2 K) agrees with the calculation for a Γ7 crystal-field pound state. On the contrary, the data at H = 3 T and T = 1.7 K (in the so-called 'phase I') and that at H = 5.5 T and T = 12 K (in 'phase III') indicate that the Ce ions with large moments appearing in these structures are in a strongly polarized state very close to the crystal-field state Γ8. This result supports the view that a Γ8-like wave function is stabilized by the formation of a magnetic-polaron state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1188
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th ISSP International Symposium Frontiers in Neutron Scattering Research (ISSP7) - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1998 Nov 241998 Nov 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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