Influence of Multiplet Splittings in High-Polarity States on Magnetism in Transition Metals

John C. Fuggle, Peter Bennett, F. Ulrich Hillebrecht, Albertus Lenselink, George A. Sawatzky

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Abstract

From an Auger study of dilute Ni alloys with electropositive metals it is concluded that multiplet splitting of the Ni d8 configuration is important. It is shown that the d8 (F3) state is of sufficiently low energy to be strongly mixed in the Ni ground-state wave function whereas the other, mainly singlet, states are all well removed to higher energy. The relevance of multiplet splittings to polarity fluctuations and magnetism in transition metals and their alloys is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1790
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume49
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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