The generalized Kondo lattice where even number of localized electrons are coupled with two conduction bands is investigated using the dynamical mean-field theory combined with continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method. The crystalline electric field (CEF) singlet-triplet states are taken for localized states. With one conduction electron per site, a staggered order with Kondo and CEF singlets arises. Nature of the electronic order is studied in terms of the local susceptibility. The effective CEF splitting in one sublattice remains almost the same as the original CEF splitting, while the other sublattice looks like Kondo singlets. Hence, this electronic order is interpreted as alternating sites of itinerant and localized singlet states.
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