Crystalline electrical fields in dilute rare earths studied by neutron scattering

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    The spectra of the crystalline electrical field excitations were measured in the dilute rare earth alloys Y-1% Dy, Y-2% Er, Sc-2% Er and Lu-2% Er by means of inelastic neutron scattering. The results agree with earlier published papers reporting magnetization measurements on the same kinds of alloy, when an improved nethod of analysis, which takes ordering effects into account, is applied to the magnetization data. In contrast to the first conclusion of these earlier papers, the present limited results suggest that the fourth- and sixth--order components of the crystalline electrical field (B40/β, B60/ϒ and B66/ϒ) are almost independent of both rare earth and diluent whereas (B20/α) depends on the diluent.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages77
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0383-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1976
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


    • Risø-R-337
    • Risø-337
    • Risø report 337

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