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The Ferromagnetic Kondo Model for Manganites: Phase Diagram and Charge Segregation Effects.

By E. Dagotto, S. Yunoki, A. L. Malvezzi, A. Moreo, J. Hu, D. Poilblanc and N. Furukawa


The phase diagram of the ferromagnetic Kondo model for manganites is investigated using computational techniques. In clusters of dimensions 1 and 2, Monte Carlo simulations in the limit where the localized spins are classical show a rich low temperature phase diagram with three dominant regions: (i) a ferromagnetic phase, (ii) phase separation between hole-poor antiferromagnetic and hole-rich ferromagnetic domains, and (iii) a phase with incommensurate spin correlations. Possible experimental consequences of the regime of phase separation are discussed. Studies using the Lanczos algorithm and the Density Matrix Renormalization Group method applied to chains with localized spin 1/2 (with and without Coulombic repulsion for the mobile electrons) and spin 3/2 degrees of freedom give results in excellent agreement with those in the spin localized classical limit. The Dynamical Mean Field (D =∞) approximation was also applied to the same model. At large Hund coupling phase separation and ferromagnetism were identified, again in good agreement with results in low dimensions. In addition, a Monte Carlo study of spin correlations allowed F M F M us to estimate the critical temperature for ferromagnetism Tc in 3 dimensional clusters. It is concluded that T

Year: 2008
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