Journal of solid state chemistry vol:178 issue:2 pages:429-434
A new approach to unravel the site symmetry of lanthanides in solutions is presented. The magnetic circular dichroism spectra of Eu3+ in the symmetries D-3h, C-4v and D-2d are simulated. In these simulations, the main idea is to introduce the magnetic field along a 3-fold axis, being the resultant of the three equivalent X-, Y- and Z-direction of a cube. This implies that the parallel and perpendicular Zeeman effects are taken into account simultaneously. (c) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.