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The nature of the magnetism in 5f (actinide) compounds is dominated by the large spin-orbit interaction (because l=3) and the hybridisation of the 5f electrons with other electron states (because of the large spatial extent of the 5f electrons). A key question is what happens to the individual spin and orbital moments. The report describes neutron experiments to measure these components.

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Authors: LANDER G H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Orbital Magnetism in Energy Bands, Studsvik (SE), May 21-23, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35773 ORA
Record Number: 199011608 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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