Effects of charge-orbital order-disorder phenomena on the unoccupied electronic states in the single-layered half-doped Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4

V. Capogrosso*, M. Malvestuto, I. P. Handayani, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, A. A. Nugroho, E. Magnano, F. Parmigiani

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Abstract

Here we report a study on the unoccupied states of the half-doped Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4 (PCMO). Our investigation, based on temperature dependent x-ray absorption linear dichroism (XLD) and density-functional theory discloses the role of the charge-orbital ordering-disordering mechanisms on the unoccupied density of states. In particular, the lowest unoccupied band has a Mn e(g) d(3z2-r2) character, proving that the physical properties of the two-dimensional (2D) PCMO are also determined by the out-of-plane orbital. Yet, the difference in energy between the d(3z2-r2) and d(x2-y2) states is observed to increase when a charge-orbital ordering is established, hence revealing that the Mn 3d electronic hopping is frustrated when the MnO6 cluster orthorhombic strain is increased. This finding addresses the question concerning the complex interplay between the in-plane and out-of plane orbitals in these 2D half-doped single layered manganites. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.155118

Original languageEnglish
Article number155118
Pages (from-to)155118-1-155118-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review. B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume87
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-Apr-2013

Keywords

  • X-RAY-ABSORPTION
  • TRANSITION-METAL OXIDES
  • LATTICE DISTORTION
  • LINEAR DICHROISM
  • CRYSTAL-FIELD
  • MANGANITES
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • SCATTERING
  • LA1-XSR1+XMNO4
  • BEAMLINE

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