Calculated Bulk Properties of the Actinide Metals

Hans Lomholt Skriver, O. K. Andersen, B. Johansson

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    Self-consistent relativistic calculations of the electronic properties for seven actinides (Ac-Am) have been performed using the linear muffin-tin orbitals method within the atomic-sphere approximation. Exchange and correlation were included in the local spin-density scheme. The theory explains the variation of the atomic volume and the bulk modulus through the 5f series in terms of an increasing 5f binding up to plutonium followed by a sudden localisation (through complete spin polarisation) in americium
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)42-45
    Publication statusPublished - 1978


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