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|Title:||Magnetic and Electronic Properties of NpFeGa5|
|Authors:||SANCHEZ J.p.; AOKI Dai; ELOIRDI Rachel; GACZYNSKI Piotr; GRIVEAU Jean-Christophe; COLINEAU Eric; CACIUFFO Roberto|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER vol. 23 no. 29 p. 295601 (6pp)|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||NpFeGa5 single crystals prepared by the Ga-flux method have been investigated by magnetization, specific heat and 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements. An antiferromagnetic (AF) transition has been observed at TN ~ 114 K. The second AF transition which takes place at T* ~ 74 K has only been detected in the magnetization data. A saturated ordered Np moment of 1.00(5)µB and the occurrence of a Np3+ charge state were inferred from the Mössbauer data. The angle between the Np ordered moment and the basal plane was shown to be ~ 17°, in good agreement with the value observed by neutron diffraction in the low temperature AF phase. The absence of change of the quadrupole interaction parameters at T* did not allow to gain information on the Np moment reorientation at T*. The trend of the isomer shift along the NpTGa5 series and the discrepancy between the Np moments determined by neutron diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy indicated a partial spatial delocalization of the 5f-electrons in NpFeGa5.|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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