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On the Thermoelectricity in Uranium Intermetallics

  • H. J. van Daal
  • K. H. J. Buschow
  • P. B. van Aken

Abstract

The thermoelectric power in intermetallic compounds UNi5-xCux of the cubic AuBe5 structure type and in UX3 (X=A1, Ga, In, Si, Ge, Sn) of the cubic Cu3Au structure type has been measured between 5 and 300K. The interpretation of the thermopower in UNi5-xCux is given in terms of an s-d band model for the range 0 ≤ x < 4 and of mixed U4+/U3+ valency in the range 4 ≤ x ≤5. It is suggested that the thermopower in UX3 compounds is dominated by paramagnon scattering.

Keywords

Charge Density Wave Uranium Atom Phonon Drag Vleck Paramagnetism Electronic Specific Heat Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. van Daal
    • 1
  • K. H. J. Buschow
    • 1
  • P. B. van Aken
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands

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