Optical study on the doping and temperature dependence of the anisotropic electronic structure in bilayered manganites: La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7 (0.3≤x≤0.5)

T. Ishikawa, K. Tobe, T. Kimura, Takuro Katsufuji, Y. Tokura

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The electronic structure of bilayered manganite (La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7) has been investigated by optical measurements. In the paramagnetic phase, the in-plane and out-of-plane optical spectra show a doping dependence reflecting the change in the orbital character of conduction electrons. A drastic electronic structural change has been observed with the evolution of in-plane magnetic ordering irrespective of the ferromagnetic (e.g., x=0.4) or antiferromagnetic (x=0.3) interbilayer magnetic coupling. The optical conductivity spectra of the ferromagnetic state show a strongly incoherent feature, such as a minimal Drude component followed by a dominant broad peak centered around 0.4 eV. Anomalies in the phonon spectra are found in the antiferromagnetic state of the x=0.45 and 0.5 compounds, indicating a different structural change accompanied by the A-type antiferromagnetic (and perhaps x2-y2-type orbital) ordering. The relevant charge ordering and lattice distortion may be responsible for the nonmetallic nature of the A-type antiferromagnetic phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12354-12362
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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