The Actinides

The Actinides

Electronic Structure and Related Properties

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editors: A. J. Freeman, J. B. Darby
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191638

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191638

About the Editors

A. J. Freeman

J. B. Darby

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