Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Davis

UC Davis Previously Published Works bannerUC Davis

Valence instability across the magnetostructural transition in USb2


We have performed pressure-dependent X-ray diffraction and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy experiments on USb2 to further characterize the antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic transition occurring near 8 GPa. We have found the magnetic transition coincides with a tetragonal to orthorhombic transition resulting in a 17% volume collapse as well as a transient f-occupation enhancement. Compared to UAs2 and UAsS, USb2 shows a reduced bulk modulus and transition pressure and an increased volume collapse at the structural transition. Except for an enhancement across the transition region, the f occupancy decreases steadily from 1.96 to 1.75.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View