Anomalous Spin Density Distribution in CeB6

Masahiro Saitoh, Noriko Okada, Eiji Nishibori, Hiroyuki Takagiwa, Tetsuya Yokoo, Masakazu Nishi, Kazuhisa Kakurai, Satoru Kunii, Masaki Takata, Makoto Sakata, Jun Akimitsu

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Here, we present, for the first time, the spin density distribution of CeB6, isostructural with CaB6, deduced by the maximum entropy method (MEM) using polarized neutron diffraction (PND) data. Surprisingly, it reveals the presence of significant amounts of localized spin moment at non atomic sites between the nearest-neighbor boron atoms and the center of the triangle surface in the B6 octahedron network, in addition to the negative spin moment in the center of the B6 octahedron.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2369-2372
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct


  • CeB
  • Charge density distribution
  • MEM
  • Polarized neutron diffraction
  • Quadrupolar ordering
  • Spin density distribution


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