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Yonemura, Takumi
Kunimori, Keisuke
Iga, Fumitoshi
Nagao, Tatsuya
Igarashi, Jun-ichi
NDC
Physics
abstract
We have studied the antiferroquadrupole ordered phase of CeB6 in magnetic fields by resonant x-ray diffraction. By analyzing the significant change in the energy spectrum on reversing the field direction along [1̅ 1 0], we have deduced field dependencies of the antiferro components of magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic octupole moments which are simultaneously induced in the Ce 4f orbital with a propagation vector (1/2,1/2,1/2). The data treatments are based on theoretically calculated spectral functions. The existence of the field-induced octupole is also concluded for other field directions. We also show direct evidence for the formation of a linear-combination-type antiferroquadrupole order parameter in magnetic fields, which is expressed as 〈αOyz+βOzx+γOxy〉 and changes continuously with the field direction (α,β,γ). A possibility of observing the quadrupolar fluctuation is also pointed out.
journal title
Physical Review B
volume
Volume 85
issue
Issue 17
start page
174417
date of issued
2012
publisher
American Physical Society
issn
1098-0121
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publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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text
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application/pdf
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(c) 2012 American Physical Society
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department
Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter