Michal Vališka: Magnetoelastic effects of the uranium-based compounds
Venue: lecture room F2, first floor, Ke Karlovu 5 - Prague 2
We have a pleasure to invite you to attend the joint seminar
of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP)
and the Materials Growth and Measurement Laboratory (MGML) http://mgml.eu.
Magnetoelastic effects of the uranium-based compounds
lecture given by:
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, DCMP, Ke Karlovu 5, 12116 Prague 2, Czech Republic
The seminar takes place in the lecture room F2
of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha 2
on Wednesday, 14.11. 2018 from 14:10
On behalf of the DCMP and MGML
Strong magnetoelastic coupling is common property of the U-based compounds. The strongest elastic effect is connected with the first-order (typically antiferromagnetic) transitions. These were observed in the insulating UO2 and in some metallic monopnictides as UAs and UP. The first-order antiferromagnetic transition is rather rare among uranium intermetallics and can be observed for the limited list of compounds like UPd3 or UNiSn. More frequent second-order type of antiferromagnetic transition can be forced to the first-order character by applied external parameters like magnetic field or hydrostatic pressure above the so called tricritical point. Such behavior was recently observed for compounds as UN, USb2, UIrSi3, UIrGe or UAu2Si2. Magnetoelastic phenomena is typically connected with the large anisotropy that is tightly bounded with the magnetic structure of the material. This intimate connection can lead to more or less significant structural distortion specially in the case when propagation of the magnetic structure (or direction of the magnetic moments) is violating the structural symmetry of the compound above the ordering temperature – as was observed in the case of UAu2Si2 or U4Ru7Ge6 and is believed to take place in the hidden-order phase of URu2Si2.
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- Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:10 - 15:10