The Actinides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122667022, 9781483191638

The Actinides

1st Edition

Electronic Structure and Related Properties

Editors: A. J. Freeman J. B. Darby
eBook ISBN: 9781483191638
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 400
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The Actinides: Electronic Structure and Related Properties, Volume II presents a comprehensive review of the pertinent information and the existing body of knowledge on the electric structure of the actinide elements, compounds, and alloys. This book discusses the behavior of actinides in detail. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of how electronic band-structure calculations have contributed to the basic understanding of diverse physical properties of the AX compounds. This text then describes the concept of magnetism in the metals, intermetallic compounds, and dilute alloys. Other chapters consider the optical experiments to obtain mappings of the occupied and empty electronic density of states. This book includes as well a comprehensive list of compounds, as well as a description and classification of crystal-structure data. The final chapter deals with the important improvements in the experimental methods for studying surfaces and surface reactions. This book is a valuable resource for physicists and materials scientists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume I

1. Band Structure of Actinide Compounds Possessing NaCl-Type Symmetry

I. Introduction

II. Qualitative Expectations of the Electronic Structure

III. Review of Previous Calculations

IV. Approximations and Calculational Details

V. Additional KKR Calculations for Actinide Compounds

VI. Summary and Outlook


2. Many Electron Effects in the Actinides

I. Introduction

II. Existence of Magnetism in the Actinide Metals

III. Approach to Magnetism: The Dilute Alloy Case

IV. Local-Moment Interactions in Dilute Alloys Containing Actinide Impurities: The Effect of Spin-Orbit Coupling

V. Dehybridization in Actinide Metals and Intermetallic Compounds

VI. Spin Fluctuation Scattering at High Temperatures: Inelastic CPA


3. Optical Properties and Electronic Structure of the Actinides

I. Introduction

II. Optical Techniques: Theoretical Background

III. Optical Techniques: Experimental Considerations

IV. Results

V. Discussion and Future Directions

VI. X P S of UO2 and ThO2


4. The Crystal Chemistry of Actinide Compounds

I. Introduction

II. Compound Formation

III. Actinide-Rich Intermediate Phases

IV. Equiatomic Phases

V. Phases Occurring at Lower Actinide Concentration

VI. Intermediate Phases with Dilute Quantities of Actinide Elements

VII. Ternary Compounds


5. Transport Properties

I. Introduction

II. Electrical Resistivity

III. Magnetoresistance

IV. Hall Effect

V. Thermoelectric Power

VI. Effects of Self-Irradiation Damage at Low Temperatures

VII. Effects of Pressure


6. Magnetic Properties

I. Introduction

II. Magnetization Studies of Pure Actinides

III. Alloys


7. Ultrasonic Waves in Actinide Metals and Compounds

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Considerations

III. Ambient Temperature and Pressure Values of Elastic Moduli

IV. Temperature and Pressure Dependence of the Elastic Moduli

V. Summary and Proposals for Future Research


8. Surface Studies

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Results

III. Concluding Remarks


Index to Volume I

Index to Volume II


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J. B. Darby

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