Evidence for crystal-lattice modulation due to spatially restricted enhancement of mixing effect in the low-carrier system CeSb

Citation
K. Iwasa et al., Evidence for crystal-lattice modulation due to spatially restricted enhancement of mixing effect in the low-carrier system CeSb, J PHYS JPN, 68(8), 1999, pp. 2498-2501
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Letter
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN
ISSN journal
0031-9015 → ACNP
Volume
68
Issue
8
Year of publication
1999
Pages
2498 - 2501
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9015(199908)68:8<2498:EFCMDT>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
In order to investigate the unusual magnetic properties of the low-carrier system CeSb, X-ray diffraction studies at low temperatures have been perfor med. Below the magnetic transition temperature of T-N = 17K, several X-ray satellite peaks and their temperature variations were observed, which indic ate that the modulated structures of a crystal lattice coexist with the lon g-period magnetic structures in CeSb. The observed wave numbers of the latt ice modulations and the satellite-peak intensities are explained by the per iodical arrangement of short and long distances between magnetic layers. Th e short interlayer distance is due to enhancement of p-mixing effect which is spatially restricted within the ferromagnetic layers of Gamma(8)-like Ce ions appearing in the lattice of Gamma(7) Ce ions. The interlayer distance due to Gamma(8)-like state is shorter la 0.1% than that between normal Gam ma(7) Ce layers.