Electron-lattice interactions in the perovskite LaFe0.5Cr0.5O3 characterized by optical spectroscopy and LDA plus U calculations
2009 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 80, no 7, 075103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We use resonance Raman scattering (incident photon energies between 1.8 and 4.13 eV), LDA+U calculations, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and oblique IR reflectivity to characterize the strong electron-phonon interactions in the disordered perovskite LaFe0.5Cr0.5O3. When the photon energy coincides with a Cr to Fe Mott-Hubbard transfer gap around 2.4 eV the electron-phonon interaction is manifested by a Franck-Condon effect with exceptional first-and higher order scattering of a local oxygen breathing mode. At higher incident energies we observe a superposition of Franck-Condon scattering and Frohlich interaction induced infrared active longitudinal optical two-phonon scattering activated mainly by O to Fe charge transfer. Our results establish LaFe0.5Cr0.5O3 as a model compound for research on electron-phonon interactions in strongly correlated complex systems and show that Franck-Condon scattering in complex solids is not limited to Jahn-Teller active compounds.
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2009. Vol. 80, no 7, 075103- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-128275DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.075103ISI: 000269638900025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-128275DiVA: diva2:331050