Electron doping in the cubic perovskite SrMnO3: Isotropic metal versus chainlike ordering of Jahn-Teller polarons

H. Sakai, S. Ishiwata, D. Okuyama, A. Nakao, H. Nakao, Y. Murakami, Y. Taguchi, Y. Tokura

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Abstract

Single crystals of electron-doped SrMnO3 with a cubic perovskite structure have been systematically investigated as the most canonical (orbital-degenerate) double-exchange system, whose ground states have been still theoretically controversial. With only 1-2% electron doping by Ce substitution for Sr, a G -type antiferromagnetic metal with a tiny spin canting in a cubic lattice shows up as the ground state, where the Jahn-Teller polarons with heavy mass are likely to form. Further electron doping above 4%, however, replaces this isotropic metal with an insulator with tetragonal lattice distortion, accompanied by a quasi-one-dimensional 3 z2 - r2 orbital ordering with the C -type antiferromagnetism. The self-organization of such dilute polarons may reflect the critical role of the cooperative Jahn-Teller effect that is most effective in the originally cubic system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180409
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume82
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 17
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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