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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Gradual transition from insulator to semimetal of Ca1-xEuxB6 with increasing Eu concentration
Author: Urbano, RR
Pagliuso, PG
Rettori, C
Schlottmann, P
Sarrao, JL
Bianchi, A
Nakatsuji, S
Fisk, Z
Velazquez, E
Oseroff, SB
Abstract: The local environment of Eu2+ (4f(7),S=7/2) in Ca1-xEuxB6 ((.003 <= x <= 1.00) is investigated by means of electron spin resonance (ESR). For x less than or similar to 0.003 the spectra show resolved fine and hyperfine structures due to the cubic crystal electric field and nuclear hyperfine field, respectively. The resonances have Lorentzian line shape, indicating an insulating environment for the Eu2+ ions. For 0.013 less than or similar to x less than or similar to 0.07, as x increases, the ESR lines broaden due to local distortions caused by the Eu/Ca ions substitution. For 0.07 less than or similar to x less than or similar to 0.30, the lines broaden further and the spectra gradually change from Lorentzian to Dysonian resonances, suggesting a coexistence of both insulating and metallic environments for the Eu2+ ions. In contrast to Ca1-xGdxB6, the fine structure is still observable up to x approximate to 0.15. For x greater than or similar to 0.30 the fine and hyperfine structures are no longer observed, the line width increases, and the line shape is purely Dysonian, anticipating the semimetallic character of EuB6. This broadening is attributed to a spin-flip scattering relaxation process due to the exchange interaction between conduction and Eu2+ 4f electrons. High-field ESR measurements for x greater than or similar to 0. 5 reveal smaller and anisotropic linewidths, which are attributed to magnetic polarons and Fermi surface effects, respectively.
Country: EUA
Editor: American Physical Soc
Citation: Physical Review B. American Physical Soc, v. 71, n. 18, 2005.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.71.184422
Date Issue: 2005
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