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Charge ordering via electron-electron interactions in the colossal-magnetoresistive manganites

Mishra, SK and Pandit, Rahul and Satpathy, Shashi (1997) Charge ordering via electron-electron interactions in the colossal-magnetoresistive manganites. In: Physical Review B, 56 (5). pp. 2316-2319.

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The coupled magnetic and charge-order transition observed in the manganites of the type R1-xMxMnO3 near half filling (x similar or equal to 1/2) is shown to be the result of the interplay between the double-exchange, superexchange, and the Coulomb interaction terms in an electronic Hamiltonian. At half tilling and temperature T=0 we find, as we increase the strength of the extended-Hubbard repulsion, a first-order transition from a charge-nonordered ferromagnetic metal (FN) to a charge-ordered antiferromagnetic and insulating (AFO) ground state. The AFO-FN transition is also obtained by increasing T: however, a small degree of charge order remains ill the ferromagnetic phase. The charge-ordered state also ''melts,'' as observed, on the application of a magnetic field, which causes a rapid drop in the transition temperature. Qualitative differences ill behavior between members of the manganite series can be understood in terms of small variations in the interaction parameters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2009 08:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18685

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