Mott–Hubbard transition in V2O3 revisited



The isostructural metal-insulator transition in Cr-doped V2O3 is the textbook example of a Mott–Hubbard transition between a paramagnetic metal (PM) and a paramagnetic insulator. We review recent theoretical calculations as well as experimental findings which shed new light on this famous transition. In particular, the old paradigm of a doping-pressure equivalence does not hold, and there is a microscale phase separation for Cr-doped V2O3.