Orbital-Spin Structure and Lattice Coupling in RTiO3 where R = La, Pr, Nd, and Sm

Masahito Mochizuki, Masatoshi Imada

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Abstract

The origin of the G-type antiferromagnetism of RTiO3 with R = La was studied. It was clarified that the crystal field from La lifts the t 2g degeneracy at Ti 3d orbitals. It was suggested that the GdFeO 3-type distortion has a universal mechanism of controlling orbital-spin structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1672031-1672034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 17

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