Spin-orbit transitions in mixed-valence samarium compounds

P. A. Alekseev, J. M. Mignot, P. Link, W. Hahn, A. Ochiai, V. Filippov, E. V. Nefeodova, E. S. Clementyev

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Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy of spin-orbit transitions has been carried out on mixed-valence Sm compounds with different degrees of hybridization. Contrasted behaviours are observed in Sm3Te4 (narrow, crystalfield-split, inter-multiplet Sm2+ and Sm3+ transitions) and in Sm0.8Y0.2S or Sm0.5La0.5B6 (broadened inter-multiplet transitions, plus an extra peak at lower energy possibly due to an exciton-like state as found previously in SmB6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-352
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Mixed valence
  • Neutron scattering
  • Sm compound
  • Spin-orbit transitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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