Coexistence of strongly mixed-valence and heavy-fermion character in SmOs4Sb12 studied by soft- and hard-X-ray spectroscopy.

Sm-based heavy-fermion compound SmOs4Sb12 has been investigated by soft x-ray (hnu=1070-1600 eV) and hard x-ray (HX; hnu=7932 eV) spectroscopy. The HX photoemission spectroscopy clearly demonstrates that the strongly mixed-valence state and the heavy-fermion state coexist in the bulk. It is found that the Sm valence decreases below 100 K, indicating that… CONTINUE READING