J. Phys. II France
Volume 3, Numéro 7, July 1993
Page(s) 961 - 969
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1993176
J. Phys. II France 3 (1993) 961-969

Determination of two-electron crystal field parameters in some neodymium compounds

M. Faucher1, O. K. Moune1 and D. Garcia2

1  ERS 70 du CNRS, PCM, Ecole Centrale, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chatenay-Malabry Cedex, France
2  SII, 83 Bd Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris, France

(Received 14 January 1993, revised 15 March 1993, accepted 9 April 1993)

Two-electron, fourth rank ( k=4), crystal field parameters are fitted for four neodymium compounds : LiYF 4 : Nd 3+, Nd 2O 2S, Y 2O 3 : Nd 3+ and Nd 2O 3, displaying a strong experimental/calculated discrepancy for the 2H 11/2 level. The final mean deviation for all the levels is 2 cm -1 (20 %) lower than that attained with the standard (one-particle) theory. The compound parameters $b_{q}^{\{k_{1}k_{2}\}\;k}$ involve odd and even combinations of k1 and k2. The geometrical dependence (q) seems to indicate a drift towards a C $_{\infty{\rm v}}$ site symmetry caused by axial ligands. The diagonal matrix elements of the correlated crystal field are smaller than the off-diagonal matrix elements except for twin terms.


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