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X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments and theory of transuranium Laves phase compounds

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    0436941 - FZÚ 2015 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Wilhelm, F. - Eloirdi, R. - Rusz, Ján - Springell, R. - Colineau, E. - Griveau, J.C. - Oppeneer, P. M. - Caciuffo, R. - Rogalev, A. - Lander, G.H.
    X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments and theory of transuranium Laves phase compounds.
    Physical Review. B. Roč. 88, č. 2 (2013), "024424-1"-"024424-14". ISSN 1098-0121
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68378271
    Klíčová slova: electronic-structure * uranium-compounds * self-absorption * moments
    Kód oboru RIV: BM - Fyzika pevných látek a magnetismus
    Impakt faktor: 3.664, rok: 2013

    The actinide cubic Laves compounds NpAl2, NpOs2, NpFe2, and PuFe2 have been examined by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) at the actinide M-4,M-5 absorption edges and Os L-2,L-3 absorption edges. The XMCD experiments performed at the M-4,M-5 absorption edges of Np and Pu allow us to determine the spectroscopic branching ratio, which gives information on the coupling scheme in these materials. In all materials, the intermediate coupling scheme is found appropriate. Comparison with the magnetization data for NpOs2 and neutron results for PuFe2 allows a determination of the individual orbital and spin magnetic moments and the magnetic-dipole contribution m(md). The resulting orbital and spin magnetic moments are in good agreement with earlier values determined by neutron diffraction, and the values of m(md) are non-negligible, and close to those predicted for intermediate coupling. There is a comparatively large induced moment on the Os atom in NpOs2 such that the Os contribution to the total moment per formula unit is similar to 30% of the total. The spin and orbital moments at the Os site are parallel, in contrast to the antiparallel configuration that we find for Os impurities in a 3d ferromagnetic transition-metal alloy. Calculations using the LDA + U technique are reported. The ab initio computed XMCD spectra show good agreement with experimental spectra for small values (0-1 eV) of the Hubbard U parameter, which demonstrates that the 5f electrons in these compounds are relatively delocalized. The calculations confirm the sign and magnitude of the experimentally determined induced magnetic moments on the Os site in NpOs2. A posteriori, by comparison of the theoretical and measured XMCD spectra for a given material, we can determine the most appropriate LSDA + U variant and, more importantly, the applicable value of the Hubbard U parameter.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0240593

     
     
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