The Kondo resonance at the Fermi level is well established for the electronic structure of Ce (4f1 electron) and Yb (4f1 hole) -based systems. In this work, we report complementary experimental and theoretical studies on the Kondo resonance in the Pr-based 4f2 system, PrTi2Al20. Using Pr 3d-4f resonant photoemission spectroscopy and single-impurity Anderson model (SIAM) calculations including the full multiplets of Pr ions, we show that a 4f2 system can also give rise to a Kondo resonance at the Fermi level. The Kondo resonance peak is experimentally observed through a final-state multiplet-dependent resonance and is reproduced with properly tuned hybridization strength in SIAM calculations.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Nov 7|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics