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|Title:||Magnetic and Related Properties of PuPdSn|
|Authors:||GOFRYK K.; GRIVEAU Jean-Christophe; COLINEAU Eric; JARDIN R.; REBIZANT J.; WASTIN Franck; CACIUFFO Roberto|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS vol. 385 p. 46-48|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||A new phase PuPdSn was prepared and studied by X-ray diffraction, magnetization and heat capacity measurements, performed in the temperature range 2¿300 K and in magnetic fields up to 14 T. The crystal structure determined from single-crystal X-ray data is the hexagonal ZrNiAl-type [space group ] with lattice parameters: a = 7.5057 Å and c = 4.0853 Å. PuPdSn orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 21 K. Moreover, another antiferromagnetic-like transition takes place at 9.6 K. Above TN the susceptibility follows a modified Curie¿Weiss law with µeff = 1.0 µB, Tp = -14 K and¿0 = 2.1 × 10-4 emu/mol. The low-temperature linear specific heat coefficient is small (¿ 8 mJ/mol K2) pointing to well localized 5f electrons|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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