Orbital state and metal-insulator transition in (formula presented) studied by model Hartree-Fock calculations

M. Kurokawa, Takashi Mizokawa

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(formula presented) is a quasi-two-dimensional Mott transition system. We have studied the relationship between the metal-insulator transition and the changes of orbital states using model Hartree-Fock calculations. As the (formula presented) Coulomb interaction increases, the ground state changes from paramagnetic metal (PM) to antiferromagnetic metal (AFM) to antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI). Magnetic anisotropy is strong in the AFI state due to the spin-orbit interaction while it is weak in the AFM state. It has been found that the magnetic anisotropy is controlled by the Jahn-Teller distortion. We have also investigated the effect of the tilting and rotation of the (formula presented) octahedron. The calculated result is consistent with the electronic phase diagram of (formula presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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