Lattice-form-dependent orbital shape and charge disproportionation in charge- and orbital-ordered manganites

D. Okuyama, Y. Tokunaga, R. Kumai, Y. Taguchi, T. Arima, Y. Tokura

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The orbital shapes and charge disproportionations at nominal Mn3+ and Mn4+ sites for the charge- and orbital-ordered phases have been studied on half-doped manganites Pr (Sr0.1 Ca0.9) 2 Mn2 O7 and Eu0.5 Ca1.5 MnO4 with double-layer and single-layer Mn-O networks, respectively, by means of x-ray structural analyses, in comparison with Pr0.5 Ca0.5 MnO3 with the pseudocubic network. In a single-layer Eu0.5 Ca1.5 MnO4 system, the (y2 - z2) / (z2 - x2) -type orbital shape is observed, while the (3 y2 - r2) / (3 x2 - r2) -type orbital shape in a pseudocubic Pr0.5 Ca0.5 MnO3 system. In a double-layer Pr (Sr0.1 Ca0.9) 2 Mn2 O7 system, the orbital shape is found to undergo a large change upon thermally induced rotation of orbital stripe. Furthermore, clear charge disproportionation is observed for the pseudocubic and double-layer systems, while it is not observed in the single-layer system. These results indicate that the orbital shape and charge disproportionation are sensitive to the dimension of Mn-O network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064402
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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