New mode of magnetic excitation in praseodymium

K.N. Clausen, K.A. McEwen, J. Jensen, A.R. Mackintosh

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    A novel propagating mode of magnetic excitation has been observed in Pr. It takes the form of low-energy satellites to the crystal-field excitations on both the hexagonal and cubic sites which are very broad at long wavelengths, rise in energy and rapidly narrow with increasing q, and disappear beyond the point at which the two excitations would cross. The broadening may be abruptly quenched by a magnetic field. The satellite excitations are believed to be associated with the dynamics of the conduction electrons.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number19
    Pages (from-to)3104-3107
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


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