Electron-lattice correlations and phase transitions in CMR manganites

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  • V. Moshnyaga,

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    1. I. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
    • I. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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  • K. Samwer

    1. I. Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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  • This article is dedicated to Dieter Vollhardt on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Abstract

Interrelations between global and local structure and magnetism and transport in three-dimensional perovskite manganites is reviewed and compared with recent studies on thin films and superlattices. The concept of correlated Jahn-Teller (JT) polarons is discussed within the phase separation scenario; their role in the local and global structural modifications of manganites is demonstrated. Polaron correlations, affected by external control parameters (temperature, electric and magnetic fields, doping, light, strain) may be very efficient to modify the ground state of manganites. Examples of electronic control of the structure by means of interface modifications, electric field and mechanical strain are highlighted.

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