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Magnetic interactions at Ce impurities in REMn2Ge2 (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd) compounds

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Bosch-Santos, B. [1] ; Cabrera-Pasca, G. A. [2] ; Saxena, R. N. [1] ; Burimova, A. N. [1] ; Carbonari, A. W. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, CNEN SP, IPEN, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Para, Fac Ciencias Exatas & Tecnol, Abaetetuba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER; v. 536, p. 137-141, MAY 1 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

In the work reported in this paper, the temperature dependence of the magnetic hyperfine field (B(h)f) at Ce-140 nuclei replacing Pr atoms in PrMn2Ge2 compound was measured by the perturbed angular correlation technique to complete the sequence of measurements in REMn2Ge2 (RE = La, Ce, Pr, Nd). Results show an anomalous behavior different from the expected Brillouin curve. A model was used to fit the data showing that the Ce impurity contribution (B-hf(imp)) to B-hf is negative for NdMn2Ge2 below 210 K. The impurity contribution ( B-hf(imp)) at 0 K for all compounds is much smaller than that for the free Ce3+, showing that the 4f band of Ce is more likely highly hybridized with 5d band of the host. Results show that direction of the localized magnetic moment at Mn atoms strongly affects the exchange interaction at Ce impurities. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/14001-1 - Project and construction of a digital spectrometer:A more eficient equipment to investigate materials using PAC technique
Grantee:Rajendra Narain Saxena
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/11104-9 - Atomic scale investigation of high-dielectric-constant nano-structured semiconductor oxides by means of a nuclear technique
Grantee:Artur Wilson Carbonari
Support type: Regular Research Grants