Theoretical analysis of experimental valence and magnetization data around the field- and temperature-induced valence transitions of EuNi 2(Si0.18Ge0.82)2: Unified interpretation for the results from soft x-ray absorption, its magnetic circular dichroism, and magnetostatic measurements

Akio Kotani, Tetsuya Nakamura

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Abstract

We calculate the valence and the magnetization as functions of magnetic field and temperature for EuNi2(Si0.18Ge 0.82)2 with a single impurity Anderson model (SIAM), taking into account the effects of (i) the first-order nature of field- and temperature-induced valence transitions, (ii) magnetic impurities, and (iii) the Van Vleck paramagnetism for the Eu3+ state, as well as of the mixed valency between the Eu2+ and Eu3+ configurations. The results are in good agreement with recent experimental results by the soft X-ray absorption and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments and also with available data of magnetization measurements. The present SIAM is an improved version of that used to analyze the field-dependent valence observed by hard X-ray absorption measurements. We point out a serious inconsistency between experimental data for the valence observed by hard X-ray experiments and the magnetization curve, but this inconsistency is removed by the new valence data observed by soft X-ray experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044710
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr

Keywords

  • High magnetic field
  • Mixed valence compounds
  • Single impurity Anderson model
  • Valence transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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