Orbital order in DyB2 C2 studied with resonant soft X-ray scattering

A. M. Mulders, U. Staub, V. Scagnoli, T. Nakamura, A. Kikkawa, J. M. Tonnerre

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Resonant soft X-ray scattering at the Dy M4, 5 edges has been used to study orbital order in DyB2 C2. The charge forbidden ( 0 0 frac(1, 2) ) Bragg reflection appears below the antiferroquadrupolar ordering temperature, and its temperature dependence is studied through the lower lying magnetic ordering temperature TN. The energy dependence of the resonant ( 0 0 frac(1, 2) ) reflection indicates more than one scattering component. In contrast to earlier suggestions, no evidence for the lock-in of the orbitals is observed at TN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-368
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • DyB C
  • Orbital order
  • Resonant X-ray scattering


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