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The widely23 Guokui Liu circulated Dieke chart of energy level structure in the RE series was first created for trivalent ions in LaClg based on the analyses of limited spectra (Dieke, 1968) and extended to R^^: LaFg by Camall et al. (1989) with more systematic analyses. The Dieke chart for R^^: LaFg, Fig. 4, is based entirely on the computed energy levels up to 50, 000 c m ' \ including crystal-field splittings. 5. This chart should provide a useful basis for comparison with spectra of trivalent RE ions in other matrices.

Descent-of-symmetry operations that have this property are C^^^-^ D^^, S^-^ D^^, and C„-> Q^. The symmetry changes that incorporate a change in ^-coordinates will change all parameters, such as D^-^ C„^ and D„h—>C„. If the symmetry of the f-element site is lowered, not only are additional parameters required, but there are also changes in the crystal-field parameters present in the higher symmetry. Therefore, there is far less rational for using D^^ as an approximation for C„ and C„y. As mentioned above, site distortion is a common phenomenon when doping f-element ions into crystals.

For further improvement, a, ^ and y can be released. For final refinement, M^ and P^ may be varied freely with M^'^ and P"*'^ varied following Af and P^ respectively at fixed ratios. 6 Energy Levels of 4f^ Configurations and Binding Energies Relative to Host Band The fi-ee-ion Hamiltonain of Eq. 33) and the values of free-ion interaction parameters listed in Table 1. 5 are essential in RE spectroscopy and provide a framework useful for analyzing spectra of trivalent RE ions (R^"") in solutions and solids.

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