Abstracts 1997

Abstract of Publication No. 297

Albert Furrer and Hans-Ueli Güdel
Crystalline electric field of the bromo-elpasolites Cs2NaRBr6 (R=Rare Earth) determined by inelastic neutron scattering
Phys. Rev. B 56, 15062-15072 (1997)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: The rare-earth based bromo-elpasolites Cs2NaRBr6 (R=Ce, Pr, Nd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb) were synthesized and subsequently studied by inelastic neutron scattering. Energy splittings within the electronic ground-state J multiplet due to the crystalline electric field (CEF) interaction at the R3+ site were directly observed and rationalized in terms of CEF parameters of cubic symmetry. For some CEF transitions we have been able to resolve the splitting due to the tetragonal distortion. The resulting CEF parameters are discussed and used to predict some properties of the long-range magnetic ordering at low temperatures.

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