The optical spectra of CeTiO3.04, which undergoes a phase transition from a paramagnetic metal to an antiferromagnetic metal, are investigated with changing temperature (T). In the paramagnetic phase, optical conductivity shows a T-dependent feature up to 1 eV, which can be attributed to the T-dependent scattering rate. In the antiferromagnetic phase, on the other hand, optical conductivity reduces its low-energy weight below 0.4 eV, but no gaplike structure appears. A two-component model, where the spectrum is a sum of a metallic and an insulating component, gives a simple explanation for the change of the optical spectra in the antiferromagnetic metallic phase.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Oct 15|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics