Electronic Structure and Transport Properties of UFe2 System
A. Szlafereka, A. Szajeka, J. Baszyńskia, L. Smardza, A. Kowalczyka and M. Timkob
a Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland
b Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 47, 043 53 Košice, Slovakia
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The electronic structure of the UFe2 compound was studied by X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and ab initio self-consistent tight binding muffin tin orbital method. This compound crystallizes in a cubic Laves phase. The calculated valence band spectrum is characterized by two peaks due to U(5f) and Fe(3d) states. We have found a good agreement between the experimental valence band spectrum and theoretical ab initio calculations. The carrier concentration estimated from the Hall effect amounts to ≈1022 cm-3.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.97.815
PACS numbers: 71.15.La, 71.20.Lp, 72.15.Eb