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Homework Help: Solid state magnetism

  1. Apr 4, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    On crystal which containing ions [tex]V^{4+}[/tex], electronic configuration [tex]3d^1[/tex], was applied magnetic field [tex]B_0=2,5T[/tex].

    If the temperature is [tex]1K[/tex], find the relative concentration of electron states population [tex]\frac{N_2}{N_1}[/tex].

    In what temperature we should expect 99% ions in ground state?

    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]m_J=\pm J[/tex]

    [tex]E=\pm \mu_B B_0[/tex]

    [tex]\frac{N_2}{N_1}=e^{-\frac{\Delta E}{k_B T}[/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have some solution of this problem but I don't understand it.

    In solution

    [tex]S=\frac{1}{2}, L=3, J=\frac{1}{2}[/tex]


    They get [tex]g=2[/tex]

    If I have configuration [tex]3d^1[/tex]


    [tex]z=1[/tex], [tex]l=2[/tex]




    And the basic term is


    How they get [tex]L=3,J=\frac{1}{2}[/tex]???

    [tex]\frac{N_2}{N_1}=e^{-\frac{\Delta E}{k_BT}}=e^{-\frac{2\mu_BB_0}{k_BT}}=0,035[/tex]

    From the text of problem - In what temperature we should expect 99% ions in ground state?


    [tex]ln(\frac{N_2}{N_1})=-\frac{\Delta E}{k_B T}[/tex]

    [tex]T=-\frac{\Delta E}{k_B ln(\frac{N_2}{N_1})}=0,7K[/tex]

    So my fundamental problem is how they get

    [tex]S=\frac{1}{2}, L=3, J=\frac{1}{2}[/tex]

    Thanks for your answer!
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  3. Apr 5, 2010 #2
    Where did you get that solution? I don't think it is possible to have J=1/2, when S=1/2 and L=3. The only possible J's are J = 5/2 and 7/2 for that choice of S and L.

    Also, you never say what the N2 and N1 states are.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2010
  4. Apr 5, 2010 #3
    From some book. They write [tex]L=3[/tex] but I suppose they use [tex]L=0[/tex] but I don't know why? That they use for [tex]d[/tex] orbital. They say something like [tex]L[/tex] is frosen?!
  5. Apr 5, 2010 #4
    Does this book solution have more than one electron? I believe the L=2 like you said originally, not sure what solution you are reading.
  6. Apr 8, 2010 #5
    You have text of problem in my first post. In solution in book is mistake I think.

    They write in solution


    [tex]L=3[/tex] ([tex]L[/tex] is frosen in crystal)

    and they write then


    In solution they do like this only for [tex]d[/tex] orbitals.
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