Title: The Static and Dynamic Properties of PuCoGa5 and NpCoGa5 Investigated by Neutron Scattering Experiments
Authors: HIESS A.STUNAULT A.MAGNANI NicolaCOLINEAU EricREBIZANT J.WASTIN FranckCACIUFFO RobertoLANDER G.h.
Citation: PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER vol. 404 p. 3210-3212
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC54506
ISSN: 0921-4526
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/physb
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54506
DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2009.07.073
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Neutron scattering results on single crystals shed light on the static and dynamic properties of the superconductor (Tsc ¼ 18 K)PuCoGa5 and its isostructural but antiferromagnetic (TN ¼ 47 K) homologue NpCoGa5. By polarized neutron diffraction the magnetization density in the paramagnetic state of both compounds has been inferred. The microscopic magnetization of NpCoGa5 is consistent with the orbital and spin components of a localized Np3þ magnetic moment. In the case of PuCoGa5 the microscopic magnetization is small, temperature-independent and cannot be described as a localized Pu3þ magnetic moment. For NpCoGa5 a dynamic magnetic signal has been observed by three-axis spectroscopy in the antiferromagnetically ordered state. The magnetic signal is strongest at the antiferromagnetic zone center and an energy transfer of about 5 meV. Magnetic fluctuations persist at this position in the paramagnetic state. The dynamic response is similar to the dynamic response observed in other actinide intermetallic compounds. This supports the possibility that magnetic fluctuations could also be present in the paramagnetic super conductor PuCoGa5.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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