Direct Observation of Orbital Ordering in YTiO3 by Means of the Polarized Neutron Diffraction Technique

Jun Akimitsu, Hirohiko Ichikawa, Naotoshi Eguchi, Tomoko Miyano, Masakazu Nishi, Kakurai Kazuhisa

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The orbital ordering in the ferromagnetic YTiO3 (TC ≃ 30 K) has been observed by means of the polarized neutron diffraction technique. The observed magnetic form factors obtained from the aspherical contribution of the spin density distribution have been satisfactorily explained by the linear combination of the wave functions |zy〉 and \zx〉 in terms of the orbital ordering scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3475-3478
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Orbital ordering
  • Polarized neutron
  • YTiO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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