Title: Resonant X-ray Scattering Study of NpRhGa5 and NpCoGa5
Authors: DETLEFS B.CACIUFFO ROBERTOPAIXAO J. A.KANEKO K.HONDA F.METOKI N.BERNHOEFT N.REBIZANT JEANLANDER G.h.WILKINS S.b.
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW B vol. 77 p. 024425
Publisher: AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC44013
ISSN: 1098-0121
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC44013
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.024425
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We report a resonant x-ray scattering study of the antiferromagnetic neptunium compounds NpCoGa5 and NpRhGa5 at the Np M4 and Ga K edges. Large resonant signals of magnetic dipole character are observed below the Néel temperatures at both edges. The signals at the Np edges confirm the behavior determined previously from neutron diffraction, i.e., moments along the c-axis in NpCoGa5 and in NpRhGa5 a reorientation of the moments from the c-axis direction to the ab plane. In the latter material, on application of a magnetic field of 9 T along the 010 direction, we observe a change in the population of different 110-type domains. We also observe a magnetic dipole signal at the Ga K edge, similarly to the reported UGa3 case, that can be interpreted within a semilocalized model as an orbital polarization of the Ga 4p states induced via strong hybridization with the Np 5f valence band. Quantitative analysis of the signal shows that the Ga dipole on the two different Ga sites follows closely the Np magnetic moment reorientation in NpRhGa5. The ratios of the signals on the two inequivalent Ga sites are not the same for the different compounds.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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