Competing electronic orders in anisotropically strained ( Pr0.6 Ca0.4 )1-x ( La0.6 Sr0.4 ) x MnO3 thin films

J. S. Lee, M. Nakamura, D. Okuyama, R. Kumai, T. Arima, M. Kawasaki, Y. Tokura

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Abstract

We have explored the competing phases in the anisotropically strained manganese oxide with use of a composition-spread thin film where two contrastive ground states, i.e., ferromagnetic metal and charge/orbital-ordered insulator, are designed to compete with a continuous variation in the chemical composition. Taking advantage of a systematic inspection of the phase evolutions, we have confirmed that competing electronic orders could be realized in thin-film form. In particular, we found a possibly one-dimensional orbital-ordered insulating state near the metal-insulator phase boundary which can be disturbed by a relatively low magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052406
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 31
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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