Mixed-valence state of Ce and its individual atomic moments in Ce2Fe14B studied by soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism

J. Wang, L. Liang, L. T. Zhang, M. Yano, K. Terashima, H. Kada, S. Kato, T. Kadono, S. Imada, T. Nakamura, S. Hirano

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We performed soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements at Fe L2,3-edges and Ce M4,5-edges on Ce2Fe14B at 300 K. The valence and total atomic moment of Ce in Ce2Fe14B were determined to be ∼+3.12 and ∼0.100 μ B, respectively, which mainly stem from a large portion of the well-localized 4f 1 configurations. Besides, the individual orbital and spin moments of Ce in Ce2Fe14B as well as those of Fe were determined for the first time with consideration of the magnetic dipole term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Electronic structure
  • Energy systems
  • Functional alloys
  • Magnetic properties
  • Single-crystal growth
  • Spectroscopic methods
  • Various

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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