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Magnetism involving 5f electrons in the actinides exhibits a bewildering diversity that is difficult to fit within any conventional framework. In this article I review briefly some of the significant work that has been performed during the last 5 years. From itinerant 5f systems such as UFe(2), to heavy-fermions exhibiting non-Fermi-liquid behaviour such as (U,Y)Pd(3), to quasi-localized materials such as NpBi, to fully localized compounds such as UPd(3), the magnetism continues to provide both richness and surprises. Neutron scattering, especially inelastic scattering, provides the surest method to help define the state of hybridization in these compounds. heavy-fermion superconductivity remains the most difficult aspect to understand. I argue that the communities working on both conventional actinides and heavy fermion compounds would benefit from greater contact with each other.

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Authors: LANDER G H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Symposium on Magnetism in Metals, Copenhagen (DK), August 26-29, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40007 ORA
Record Number: 199611046 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en