Theory of coupled multipole moments probed by X-ray scattering in CeB 6

Hiroshi N. Kono, Katsunori Kubo, Yoshio Kuramoto

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A minimal model for multipole orders in CeB6 shows that the degeneracy of the quadrupole order parameters and strong spin-orbit coupling lead to peculiar temperature and magnetic-field dependences of the X-ray reflection intensity at superlattice Bragg points. Furthermore, the intensity depends sensitively on the surface direction. These theoretical results explain recent X-ray experiments in phases II and III of CeB6. It is predicted that under weak magnetic fields perpendicular to the (111) surface, reflection intensity should change nonmonotonically as a function of temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2948-2951
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • CeB
  • Multipole order
  • Quadrupole order
  • X-ray scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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