Interplay between orbital ordering and lattice distortions in LaMnO3, YVO3, and YTiO3

T. Mizokawa, D. I. Khomskii, G. A. Sawatzky

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We have studied the interplay between orbital ordering, Jahn-Teller and GdFeO3-type lattice distortions in perovskite-type transition-metal oxides using model Hartree-Fock calculations. It has been found that the covalency between A-site cations and oxygens causes interaction between the Jahn-Teller and GdFeO3-type distortions. The present calculations explain why the d-type Jahn-Teller distortion and orbital ordering compatible with it are realized in LaMnO3, YVO3, and YTiO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7309-7313
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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