Understanding and controlling the transition between antiferromagnetic states having different symmetry content with respect to time-inversion and space-group operations are fundamental challenges for the design of magnetic phases with topologically nontrivial character. Here, we consider a paradigmatic antiferromagnetic oxide insulator, Ca[Formula: see text]RuO[Formula: see text], with symmetrically distinct magnetic ground states and unveil a novel path to guide the transition between them. The magnetic changeover results from structural and orbital reconstruction at the transition metal site that in turn arise as a consequence of substitutional doping. By means of resonant X-ray diffraction we track the evolution of the structural, magnetic, and orbital degrees of freedom for Mn doped Ca[Formula: see text]RuO[Formula: see text] to demonstrate the mechanisms which drive the antiferromagnetic transition. While our analysis focuses on a specific case of substitution, we show that any perturbation that can impact in a similar way on the crystal structure, by reconstructing the induced spin-orbital exchange, is able to drive the antiferromagnetic reorganization.

Guiding antiferromagnetic transitions in Ca2RuO4

Granata, V
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Cannavacciuolo, M
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Understanding and controlling the transition between antiferromagnetic states having different symmetry content with respect to time-inversion and space-group operations are fundamental challenges for the design of magnetic phases with topologically nontrivial character. Here, we consider a paradigmatic antiferromagnetic oxide insulator, Ca[Formula: see text]RuO[Formula: see text], with symmetrically distinct magnetic ground states and unveil a novel path to guide the transition between them. The magnetic changeover results from structural and orbital reconstruction at the transition metal site that in turn arise as a consequence of substitutional doping. By means of resonant X-ray diffraction we track the evolution of the structural, magnetic, and orbital degrees of freedom for Mn doped Ca[Formula: see text]RuO[Formula: see text] to demonstrate the mechanisms which drive the antiferromagnetic transition. While our analysis focuses on a specific case of substitution, we show that any perturbation that can impact in a similar way on the crystal structure, by reconstructing the induced spin-orbital exchange, is able to drive the antiferromagnetic reorganization.
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