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Electronic structures of UTSn (T = Ni, Pd) using photoemission spectroscopy

Kang, JS; Wi, SC; Kim, JH; McEwen, KA; Olson, CG; Shim, JH; Min, BI; (2004) Electronic structures of UTSn (T = Ni, Pd) using photoemission spectroscopy. J PHYS-CONDENS MAT , 16 (18) 3257 - 3269.

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Abstract

Electronic structures of UTSn (T = Ni, Pd) have been investigated using photoemission spectroscopy (PES). The extracted U 5f PES spectra of UTSn (T = Ni, Pd) exhibit a broad peak centred at similar to0.3 eV below E-F with rather small spectral weight near E-F(N-f(E-F)). The small N-f(E-F) in UTSn is found to be correlated with the T d PES spectra that have a very low density of states (DOS) near EF. The temperature-dependent high-resolution PES spectra of UTSn provide evidence for the V-shaped reduced metallic DOS near EF, but they reveal no appreciable changes in their electronic structures across the magnetic phase transition temperatures. Comparison of the measured PES spectra to the LSDA + U band structure calculation shows reasonably good agreement for UPdSn, but not for UNiSn. Therefore, in contrast to the general consensus of the localized U 5f electrons in UTSn (T = Ni, Pd), our finding supports a rather itinerant nature of U 5f electrons for UPdSn, but not for UNiSn.

Type:Article
Title:Electronic structures of UTSn (T = Ni, Pd) using photoemission spectroscopy
Keywords:METALLIC MAGNET UNISN, UPDSN, SUSCEPTIBILITY, QUADRUPOLAR, TRANSITION, SPECTRA, MOMENTS, ORIGIN, UBE13, HEAT
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology

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