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Title: Hidden magnetic order in plutonium dioxide nuclear fuel

The magnetic structure of PuO 2 has been investigated by computational methods. A hereto unknown longitudinal 3k AFM ground-state that retains Fmm crystal symmetry has been identified.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ORCiD logo [5] ; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom); Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Plc, Aldermaston (United Kingdom)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Plc, Aldermaston (United Kingdom)
  4. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom)
  5. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom); Diamond Light Source Ltd., Didcot (United Kingdom)
  6. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom); Cardiff Univ., Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print); Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 32; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9076
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS
OSTI Identifier:
1465057