Microwave properties of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3: a key role of the (x2-y2)-orbital effects

S Zvyagin, A Angerhofer, K V Kamenev, L C Brunel, G Balakrishnan, D M Paul

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Transmittance of the colossal magnetoresistive compound Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 showing metal-insulator phase transition has been studied by means of the submm- and mm-wavelength band spectroscopy. An unusually high transparency of the material provided direct evidence for the significant suppression of the coherent Drude-weight in the ferromagnetic metallic State. Melting of the A-type antiferromagnetic states has been found to be responsible for a considerable increase in the microwave transmission, which was observed at the transition from the insulating to the metallic phase induced by magnetic field or temperature. This investigation confirmed a dominant role of the (x(2)-y(2))-orbital degree of freedom in the low-energy optical properties of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 and other doped manganites with planar (x(2)-y(2))-orbital order, as predicted theoretically. The results are discussed ill terms of the orbital-liquid concept. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalSolid state communications
Volume121
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • magnetically ordered materials
  • order-disorder effects
  • phase transitions
  • spin-orbital effects
  • TRANSITION-METAL OXIDES
  • ANTIFERROMAGNET ND0.45SR0.55MNO3
  • OPTICAL CONDUCTIVITY
  • MANGANESE OXIDES
  • MAGNETIC-FIELD
  • TEMPERATURE
  • SPECTRA
  • ORDER

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Microwave properties of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3: a key role of the (x2-y2)-orbital effects'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this