X-ray absorption branching ratio in actinides: LDA+DMFT approach

J. H. Shim, K. Haule, G. Kotliar

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To investigate the X-ray absorption (XAS) branching ratio from the core 4d to valence 5f states, we set up a theoretical framework by using a combination of density functional theory in the Local Density Approximation and Dynamical Mean-Field Theory (LDA+DMFT), and apply it to several actinides. The results of the LDA+DMFT reduces to the band limit for itinerant systems and to the atomic limit for localized f electrons, meaning a spectrum of 5f itinerancy can be investigated. Our results provides a consistent and unified view of the XAS branching ratio for all elemental actinides, and is in good overall agreement with experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number17007
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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