Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 71, Number 3, September 2015
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|Published online||27 August 2015|
Unified research on the optical and EPR spectral data for the Cr3+ ion in the low-temperature trigonal phase of a LaAlO3 crystal
School of Physics & Electronic Engineering, Mianyang Normal University, 621000
Mianyang, P.R. China
2 Research Center of Computational Physics, Mianyang Normal University 621000 Mianyang, P.R. China
3 Department of Material Science, Sichuan University, 610064 Chengdu, P.R. China
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Revised: 6 June 2015
Accepted: 11 August 2015
Published online: 27 August 2015
The crystal field energy levels (or optical band positions) and EPR parameters (g factor g//, g⊥ and zero-field splitting D) for the Cr3+ ion in the trigonal phase of a LaAlO3 crystal are calculated together through the complete diagonalization (of energy matrix) method. The method is founded on the two-spin-orbit-parameter model in which the contributions from both the spin-orbit parameter of the central dn ion and that of the ligand ion (the latter is ignored in the conventional crystal field theory) are considered. From the calculations, the observed seven optical band positions and three EPR parameters (g//, g⊥, D) for LaAlO3:Cr3+ at T ≈ 4.2 K are reasonably and unifiedly explained with only four adjustable parameters, and the impurity-induced local angular distortion of the Cr3+ center in LaAlO3 is estimated.
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