The magnetic and electronic modifications induced at the interfaces in (SrMnO3)n/(LaMnO3)2n superlattices have been investigated by linear and circular magnetic dichroism in the Mn L2,3 x-ray absorption spectra. Together with theoretical calculations, our data demonstrate that the charge redistribution across interfaces favors in-plane ferromagnetic (FM) order and eg(x2−y2) orbital occupation, in agreement with the average strain. Far from interfaces, inside LaMnO3, electron localization and local strain favor antiferromagnetism (AFM) and eg(3z2−r2) orbital occupation. For n=1 the high density of interfacial planes ultimately leads to dominant FM order forcing the residual AFM phase to be in-plane too, while for n≥5 the FM layers are separated by AFM regions having out-of-plane spin orientation.

Evolution of magnetic phases and orbital occupation in (SrMnO3)n / (LaMnO3)2n superlattices

GALDI, ALICE;MARITATO, Luigi;
2009-01-01

Abstract

The magnetic and electronic modifications induced at the interfaces in (SrMnO3)n/(LaMnO3)2n superlattices have been investigated by linear and circular magnetic dichroism in the Mn L2,3 x-ray absorption spectra. Together with theoretical calculations, our data demonstrate that the charge redistribution across interfaces favors in-plane ferromagnetic (FM) order and eg(x2−y2) orbital occupation, in agreement with the average strain. Far from interfaces, inside LaMnO3, electron localization and local strain favor antiferromagnetism (AFM) and eg(3z2−r2) orbital occupation. For n=1 the high density of interfacial planes ultimately leads to dominant FM order forcing the residual AFM phase to be in-plane too, while for n≥5 the FM layers are separated by AFM regions having out-of-plane spin orientation.
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