Energy levels and g values of vanadium corundum

H. U. Rahman, W. A. Runciman

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The trigonal field and spin-orbit interaction matrices for the d 2 configuration have been calculated in the 'strong field' scheme, using the irreducible tensor operators of the site symmetry group. These matrices were used to calculate the energy levels of V3+ ion in a alpha -Al2O3 (corundum) in the intermediate coupling scheme. The effective Hamiltonian appropriate to the T1 manifold was used to calculate the value of g/sub /// and gperpendicular to. Analytical expressions for the trigonal field splitting of the t 223T1 term, the ground state 3A2 splitting under the combined effect of the trigonal field and the spin-orbit interaction, g/sub /// and gperpendicular to have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016
Pages (from-to)1576-1590
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1971


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