Nontrivial order parameter in Sr2IrO4
2015 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 91, no 2, 020404- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A thorough analysis of the ground state of the relativistic magnetic insulator Sr2IrO4 is performed. The results are in accordance with the small antiferromagnetic moment and gapped state found in experiment. The solution, obtained using the DFT+SO+U methodology, is thoroughly analyzed in terms of Landau theory. We find that the ordered magnetic moment only forms a secondary order parameter while the primary order parameter is a higher order magnetic multipole of rank five. It is further observed that the electronic structure in the presence of this order parameter is related to the earlier proposed j(eff) = 1/2 model, but in contrast to that model, the present picture can exactly explain the small magnitude of the ordered magnetic moments.
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2015. Vol. 91, no 2, 020404- p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246367DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.020404ISI: 000348473700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-246367DiVA: diva2:793375