Mössbauer-effect investigations under applied magnetic field and magnetization studies of neptunium intermetallics in their paramagnetic state are reported. It is shown that the bulk and local susceptibilities at 4.2 K (B and L, respectively) agree even for highly hybridized 5f-electron systems. The results indicate dominant orbital contributions to the magnetic moment also for paramagnetic neptunium heavy-fermion compounds. For these Np systems proportionalities between L, B, density of states at the Fermi energy, and the isomer shift are pointed out.
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