J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 40, Numéro C4, Avril 19793rd International Conference on the electronic structure of the actinides
|C4-238 - C4-239
J. Phys. Colloques 40 (1979) C4-238-C4-239
Panel IIILander, G., Brooks, M.S.S., Cooper, B.R., Schoenes, J., Sinha et S.K.
Occasionally a conference in a certain field marks the emergence of some new aspect of experimental or theoretical work. The Actinide Conference of 1978 was such a conference ; for the first time a large number of contributions arose from detailed work on single crystals of uranium compounds. Out of a total of 28 papers (30 % of the total) 12 were devoted to work on single crystals and a further 6 on theoretically aspects treating properties that require single crystals for their measurement. The reason for this large increase in popularity lies mainly with the availability of single crystals but also with their simple structure, varied properties, and the possibility of comparing their microscopic behaviour with the well-studied analogous rare-earth series.