Theory of high Tc ferrimagnetism in a multiorbital mott insulator

O. Nganba Meetei, Onur Erten, Mohit Randeria, Nandini Trivedi, Patrick Woodward

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We propose a model for the multiorbital material Sr2CrOsO 6, an insulator with remarkable magnetic properties and the highest Tc 725 K among all perovskites with a net moment. We derive a new criterion for the Mott transition (U1U2) 1/2>2.5W by using slave-rotor mean field theory, where W is the bandwidth and U1(2) are the effective Coulomb interactions on Cr(Os) including Hund's coupling. We show that Sr2CrOsO6 is a Mott insulator, where the large Cr U1 compensates for the small Os U2. The spin sector is described by a frustrated antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model that naturally explains the net moment arising from canting and also the observed nonmonotonic magnetization M(T). We predict characteristic magnetic structure factor peaks that can be probed by neutron experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number087203
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 20 2013
Externally publishedYes

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