Resonant band-f scattering and the magnetic properties of highly correlated actinide systems

To understand the magnetic properties of moderately delocalized light actinide (uranium, neptunium, plutonium) systems, it is necessary to treat correctly the way in which the highly correlated behavior of the f electrons within the actinide ion is linked to the non-f band behavior via the hybridization process. We do this by transforming the hybridization into band-f resonant scattering. We have successfully applied the theory to PuSb by considering both dominant and next-to-dominant scattering channels.