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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Coexisting On-center And Off-center Yb3+ Sites In Ce1-x Ybx Fe4 P12 Skutterudites
Author: Garcia F.A.
Garcia D.J.
Avila M.A.
Vargas J.M.
Pagliuso P.G.
Rettori C.
Passeggi M.C.G.
Oseroff S.B.
Schlottmann P.
Alascio B.
Fisk Z.
Abstract: Electron-spin-resonance (ESR) measurements performed on the filled skutterudite system Ce1-x Ybx Fe4 P12 (x≲0.003) unequivocally reveal the coexistence of two Yb3+ resonances associated with sites of considerably different occupations and temperature behaviors. Detailed analysis of the ESR data suggests a scenario where the fraction of oversized (Fe2 P3) 4 cages that host Yb ions are filled with a low occupation of on-center Yb3+ sites and a highly occupied T -dependent distribution of off-center Yb3+ sites. Analysis of the Y 171 b3+ (I=1/2) isotope hyperfine splittings reveal that these two sites are associated with a low (∼1 GHz) and a high (≲ 15 GHz) rattling frequency, respectively. Our findings introduce Yb3+ in Th symmetry systems and use the Yb3+ ESR as a sensitive microscopic probe to investigate the Yb3+ ions dynamics. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.052401
Date Issue: 2009
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