Relaxation rates of magnetic moment and charge are discussed for systems showing intermediate valence. The periodic Anderson model and a more realistic model with periodic 4 f shells are investigated by the use of the Mori formalism. It is shown that the relaxation of the 4 f moment and the charge above the "spin fluctuation" temperature is dominated by the second order process with respect to the hybridization interaction and is nearly independent of temperature. The moment relaxation rate is significantly larger than that in the integral valent case where the fourth order Korringa process is dominant. The theory can explain the anomalously large width and the momentum independent nature of the quasi-elastic component of the neutron scattering on intermediate valence compounds.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter and Quanta|
|Publication status||Published - 1980 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics