The Potential Well of Mn2+ in SrCl2

  • F. Hess
  • H. W. den Hartog


The shape of the potential well of Mn2+ as an impurity in SrCl2 is calculated for low temperatures by means of a polarizablepoint-ion model. The computed well is very flat in the <111>, <100> and <110> directions, in agreement with experimental findings. A major improvement on previous work by van Winsum et al. is the complete absence of a polarization catastrophe in the potential energy calculations.


Physical Review Dipolar Field Fluorite Structure Dipolar Contribution Potential Energy Calculation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hess
    • 1
  • H. W. den Hartog
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid State Physics LaboratoryUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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