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Inelastic neutron scattering studies on the crystal field excitations in Superconducting NdFeAsO0.85F0.15

Authors
  • Cheng, P
  • Bao, W
  • Danilkin, SA
  • Zhao, T
  • Sheng, J
  • Liu, J
  • Luo, W
  • Wang, J
Publication Date
Mar 02, 2015
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ANSTO Publications Online
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English
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Abstract

Inelastic neutron scattering experiments were performed on polycrystalline samples of NdFeAsO0.85F0.15 over a wide temperature range (3 K–250 K). Based on the analysis of the experimental data, a Nd3+ CF energy level scheme is proposed to give a consistent explanation about the observed CF transitions. The observed extra ground-state CF transitions could not be simply explained by the transitions between five Kramers doublets split from the Nd3+ ground state in the point symmetry. A reliable explanation would be a superposition of crystal fields due to different local symmetries around the Nd3+ ions induced by the fluorine doping.© 2015, Peng Cheng et al.

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