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The optical and magneto-optical properties of uranium NaCl-type compounds have been investigated experimentally and a model of the electronic structure proposed. Self-consistent LMTO energy band calculations give prominent peaks in the optical conductivity at 0.02, 1.2 and 2.0 eV, in agreement with the observations. When spin-orbit coupling is included in the calculations, giant orbital contributions to the moment and magneto-optical Kerr effect are obtained.

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Authors: AULUCK S, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);GASCHE T, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);BROOKS M S S, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);JOHANSSON B, University of Uppsala, Institute of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Group (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Magnetism, Edinburgh (GB), September 2-6, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36067 ORA
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