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Anharmonic Rattling Vibrations Effects In The Esr Of Er3+ Doped Smb6 Kondo Insulator

Title: Anharmonic Rattling Vibrations Effects In The Esr Of Er3+ Doped Smb6 Kondo Insulator.
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Name(s): Lesseux, G. G., author
Rosa, P. F. S., author
Fisk, Z., author
Schlottmann, P., author
Pagliuso, P. G., author
Urbano, R. R., author
Rettori, C., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Journal Article
Date Issued: 2017-05
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We report X-band Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) experiments on approximate to 0.2% and approximate to 0.7% Er3+ doped SmB6 at low temperature (4 K - 40 K). The crystal field ground state of Er3+ in SmB6 is a 8 quartet with a nearby Gamma(6) excited doublet. The angular dependence of the resonances is not consistent with transitions between pure cubic crystal field states. The data were interpreted in terms of a dynamic Jahn-Teller (JT) effect by a coupling to Gamma(3) vibrational modes, which we propose to originate from the rattling of the small Er3+ ions in the large SmB6 cage. Our data show an anisotropic pair of E and E' resonances at g approximate to 4.4 and two nearly isotropic signals at g approximate to 5.8, one intense and narrow (A vibrational mode) and the other broad and faint, which we attribute to Er3+ ions at lattice sites which are strongly affected by strain, defects and/or extrinsic Al impurities that inhibits the JT effects. Our results are in general consistent with those previously reported by Sturm et al. In addition to the angular dependence of the lines, we discuss the intensities, g-values and the linewidths of the Er3+ transitions as a function of temperature. (C) 2017 Author(s).
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000402797100076 (IID), 10.1063/1.4974914 (DOI)
Keywords: spin-resonance spectra, states
Publication Note: The publisher's version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4974914
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000402797100076
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Aip Advances.
2158-3226
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 7

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Lesseux, G. G., Rosa, P. F. S., Fisk, Z., Schlottmann, P., Pagliuso, P. G., Urbano, R. R., & Rettori, C. (2017). Anharmonic Rattling Vibrations Effects In The Esr Of Er3+ Doped Smb6 Kondo Insulator. Aip Advances. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000402797100076