173 research outputs found

    Interplay of charge, spin, orbital and lattice correlations in colossal magnetoresistance manganites

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    We derive a realistic microscopic model for doped colossal magnetoresistance manganites, which includes the dynamics of charge, spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom on a quantum mechanical level. The model respects the SU(2) spin symmetry and the full multiplet structure of the manganese ions within the cubic lattice. Concentrating on the hole doped domain (0x0.50\le x\le 0.5) we study the influence of the electron-lattice interaction on spin and orbital correlations by means of exact diagonalisation techniques. We find that the lattice can cause a considerable suppression of the coupling between spin and orbital degrees of freedom and show how changes in the magnetic correlations are reflected in dynamic phonon correlations. In addition, our calculation gives detailed insights into orbital correlations and demonstrates the possibility of complex orbital states.Comment: 8 pages, 12 figures; more detailed versio

    Local distribution approach to disordered binary alloys

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    We study the electronic structure of the binary alloy and (quantum) percolation model. Our study is based on a self-consistent scheme for the distribution of local Green functions. We obtain detailed results for the density of states, from which the phase diagram of the binary alloy model is constructed, and discuss the existence of a quantum percolation threshold.Comment: 9 pages, 8 figures. A few minor changes, 1 figure adde