Low Temperature Physics: 28, 533 (2002); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1496663 (6 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 28, Выпуск 7 (Июль 2002), c. 745-751    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Electronic structure and magneto-optical Kerr effect in the compound UCuP2

O. Horpynyuk and V. V. Nemoshkalenko

Institute of Metal Physics, 36 Vernadsky Str., 252142 Kiev, Ukraine

Received November 12, 2001


The optical and magneto-optical (MO) spectra of the ternary compound UCuP2 are investigated from first principles, using the fully relativistic Dirac linear-muffin-tin-orbital band structure method and density-functional theory in the local spin-density approximation. Within a band-like description of the 5f electrons, good agreement with the measured MO spectra is obtained. The origin of the Kerr rotation in the compound is examined.

71.28.+d - Narrow-band systems; intermediate-valence solids (for magnetic aspects, see 75.20.Hr and 75.30.Mb in magnetic properties and materials)
75.30.Mb - Valence fluctuation, Kondo lattice, and heavy-fermion phenomena (see also 71.27.-a Strongly correlated electron systems, heavy fermions)