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Soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study on UGe$$_{2}$$

Takeda, Yukiharu; Okane, Tetsuo; Saito, Yuji; Yamagami, Hiroshi; Yamamoto, Etsuji; Haga, Yoshinori

In order to investigate the electronic and magnetic states of UGe$$_{2}$$ element-specifically, we have performed soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism experiments at the U N$$_{4,5}$$ and Ge L$$_{2,3}$$ absorption edges. We have detected the XMCD signals at both the U and Ge sites and observed clear hysteresis loops in the ferromagnetic (FM) state at T = 5.5 K. From the branching ratio B, it is found that the occupation number of 5f electrons (n$$^{5f}$$) in UGe$$_{2}$$ is close to 3. In addition, applying the magneto-optical sum rules analysis to the XMCD spectrum at the U N$$_{4,5}$$ edges, the ratio of orbital magnetic moment to the spin magnetic moment (-M$$_{L}$$/M$$_{S}$$) is estimated to be 2.17. These values of B and -M$$_{L}$$/M$$_{S}$$ are comparable compared with the results of other FM superconductors: URhGe and UCoGe



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