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Author (up) Romero, M.A.; Aligia, A.A.; Sereni, J.G.; Nieva, G.
Title Interpretation of experimental results on Kondo systems with crystal field Type Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Abbreviated Journal J. Phys. : Condens. Matter
Volume 26 Issue Pages 025602
Keywords cond-mat.str-el
Abstract We present a simple approach to calculate the thermodynamic properties of single Kondo impurities including orbital degeneracy and crystal field effects (CFE) by extending a previous proposal by K. D. Schotte and U. Schotte [Physics Lett. A 55, 38 (1975)]. Comparison with exact solutions for the specific heat of a quartet ground state split into two doublets shows deviations below $10\%$ in absence of CFE and a quantitative agreement for moderate or large CFE. As an application, we fit the measured specific heat of the compounds CeCu$2$Ge$2$, CePd${3}$Si${0.3}$, CePdAl, CePt, Yb$2$Pd$2$Sn and YbCo$2$Zn${20}$. The agreement between theory and experiment is very good or excellent depending on the compound, except at very low temperatures due to the presence of magnetic correlations (not accounted in the model).
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Notes arXiv:1308.3256v3; Journal Ref: J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26 (2014) 025602 (9pp) Approved no
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