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Electronic Structure, Phonons, and Dielectric Anomaly in Ferromagnetic Insulating Double Pervoskite $La_2NiMnO_6$

Das, Hena and Waghmare, Umesh V and Dasgupta, Saha T and Sarma, DD (2008) Electronic Structure, Phonons, and Dielectric Anomaly in Ferromagnetic Insulating Double Pervoskite $La_2NiMnO_6$. In: Physical Review Letters, 100 . 186402-1-186402-4.

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Abstract

Using first-principles density functional calculations, we study the electronic and magnetic properties of the ferromagnetic insulating double perovskite compound La2NiMnO6, which has been reported to exhibit an interesting magnetic field sensitive dielectric anomaly as a function of temperature. Our study reveals the existence of very soft infrared active phonons that couple strongly with spins at the Ni and Mn sites through modification of the superexchange interaction. We suggest that these modes are the origin for the observed dielectric anomaly in $La_2NiMnO_6$.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society .
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14167

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