Electronic structure of Pu-rich PuxAl1-x alloys

P. Weinberger, A. Gonis, Arthur J Freeman, A. M. Boring

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The relativistic Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker coherent-potential-approximation method has been used to calculate the band structure of the Pu0.90Al0.10 alloy, in the first application of this method to alloys containing f electrons. Partial densities of states associated with Pu and Al and various angular momentum states, as well as Bloch spectral densities as functions of energy and wave vector, have been computed. From these results a value for the low-temperature coefficient of the specific heat,, has been calculated and compared to experimental results. The discrepancy between the experimental and calculated values of is attributed to the neglect of enhancement effects such as the electron-phonon interaction and spin fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1971-1979
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Electronic structure
electronic structure
Spin fluctuations
Electron-phonon interactions
Angular momentum
Spectral density
electron phonon interactions
Band structure
Specific heat
angular momentum
specific heat
Electrons
augmentation
coefficients
approximation
electrons
Temperature
energy

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Electronic structure of Pu-rich PuxAl1-x alloys. / Weinberger, P.; Gonis, A.; Freeman, Arthur J; Boring, A. M.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1985, p. 1971-1979.

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Weinberger, P, Gonis, A, Freeman, AJ & Boring, AM 1985, 'Electronic structure of Pu-rich PuxAl1-x alloys', Physical Review B, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 1971-1979. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.31.1971
Weinberger, P. ; Gonis, A. ; Freeman, Arthur J ; Boring, A. M. / Electronic structure of Pu-rich PuxAl1-x alloys. In: Physical Review B. 1985 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 1971-1979.
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