Large orbital-moment contribution to 5f band magnetism

M. S.S. Brooks*, P. J. Kelly

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It is calculated that spin-orbit coupling induces a predominant orbital magnetic moment (-1.5μB) antiparallel to the spin moment (1.0μB) in the spin-polarized energy bands of UN. The shape of the magnetic form factor, pressure dependence of the moment, and presence of large magnetic anisotropy then become compatible with itinerant-electron theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1708-1711
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes


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