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Author Sakiyama, N. ♦ Zaliznyak, I. A. ♦ Lee, S. -H ♦ Mitsui, Y. ♦ Yoshizawa, H.
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2008-07-31
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons ♦ Condensed Matter - Materials Science ♦ physics:cond-mat
Abstract We have investigated cobaltite relatives of the layered perovskite cuprates and nickelates, Pr$_{2-x}$Ca$_x$CoO$_4$ ($0.39 \leq x \leq 0.73$) and La$_{2-x}$Sr$_x$CoO$_4$ ($x = 0.61$), using elastic neutron scattering. We have discovered doping-dependent incommensurate short-range ordering of charges and magnetic moments, which in cobaltites occur in the range of heavy doping, $ 0.5 \lesssim x \lesssim 0.75$. The charge order exists already at room temperature and shows no change on cooling. The incommensurability of its propagation vector, ${\bf Q}_c = (\epsilon_c,0,l)$, roughly scales with the concentration of Co$^{2+}$ ions, $\epsilon_c \sim (1-x)$. Magnetic order is only established at low T$\lesssim 40$ K and has twice larger periodicity, indicating a dominant antiferromagnetic correlation between the nearest Co$^{2+}$ spins.
Description Reference: Phys. Rev. B 78, 180406 (2008)
Educational Use Research
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