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Title:Electron spin resonance of trivalent neodymium pairs in anhydrous lathanum trichloride and lanthanum tribromide
Author(s):Brower, Keith LaMar
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stapleton, H.J.
Department / Program:Physics
Subject(s):electron spin resonance
trivalent neodymium
anhydrous lanthanum trichloride
lanthanum tribromide
doped crystals
spin Hamiltoniam
Zeeman term
Abstract:Measurements of the electron spin resonance spectra of first- and second-neighbor Nd3+ pairs in LaC13 and LaBr3 were made at 4, 20K and 9 kMc/sec, These studies were made on crystals doped from 0,1 to 2, a atomic percent with enriched even-even isotopes of neodymium, The observed spectra can be described in terms of a spin Hamiltoniam containing a Zeeman term and a traceless coupling tensor A .. between two effective spins each of magnitude 1J 1/20 This latter term represents an anisotropic effective spin interaction within the triplet levels of the system, About 5, 000 resonances due to allowed and forbidden transitions within these triplet levels were observed and fit to this Hamiltonian for various orientations of the magnetic field with respect to these crystals, Although a perturbation treatment was adequate for the analysis of the second -neighbor Nd3+ pair spectra, it was necessary to diagonalize the spin Hamiltonian in order to analyze the spectra associated with the first-neighbor Nd3+ pairs, The observed symmetry of the second-neighbor interaction tensors in these two salts suggests that the halide ions play an important role, By removing the dipolar contributions to A.. , quantitative 1J results regarding the nature of the nondipolar spin -spin interaction are obtained, No resonances attributable to pairs were detected at X-band in LaC13 doped with either Ce3+ or er3+
Issue Date:1966
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:1966 Keith LaMar Brower
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-20
Identifier in Online Catalog:6179038

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