CALCULATED COHESIVE ENERGIES OF THE LIGHT ACTINIDE METALS
The cohesive energies of the light actinide metals have been calculated from first principles using the density functional formalism and self-consistent RLMTO energy band calculations. The band contribution to cohesion increases across the series but the contribution from free atom preparation energies increases more rapidly, resulting in cohesive energies that decrease across the series. The modification of the band contribution to cohesion by spin - orbit splitting is significant in the middle of the series.
Bibliographic Reference: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS F: MET. PHYS., VOL. 14 (1984), PP. 1157-1171
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