Evidence for electronic phase separation between orbital orderings in SmVO3

MH Sage, GR Blake, GJ Nieuwenhuys, TTM Palstra*

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We report evidence for phase coexistence of orbital orderings of different symmetry in SmVO3 by high resolution x-ray powder diffraction. The phase coexistence is triggered by an antiferromagnetic ordering of the vanadium spins near 130 K, below an initial orbital ordering near 200 K. The phase coexistence is the result of the intermediate ionic size of samarium coupled to exchange striction at the vanadium spin ordering.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - 27-jan-2006

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