|Doennig, D.; Pickett, Warren E.; Pentcheva, Rossitza (2013): Massive symmetry breaking in LaAlO3/SrTiO3(111) quantum wells: A three-orbital strongly correlated generalization of graphene. In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 111, No. 12|
Density functional theory calculations with an on-site Coulomb repulsion term reveal competing ground states in (111)-oriented (LaAlO3) M/(SrTiO3)N superlattices with n-type interfaces, ranging from spin, orbitally polarized (with selective eg′, a1g, or dxy occupation), Dirac point Fermi surface, to charge-ordered flat band phases. These phases are steered by the interplay of (i) Hubbard U, (ii) SrTiO3 quantum well thickness, and (iii) crystal field splitting tied to in-plane strain. In the honeycomb lattice bilayer N=2 under tensile strain, inversion symmetry breaking drives the system from a ferromagnetic Dirac point (massless Weyl semimetal) to a charge-ordered multiferroic (ferromagnetic and ferroelectric) flat band massive (insulating) phase. With increasing SrTiO3 quantum well thickness an insulator-to-metal transition occurs.
|Faculties:||Geosciences > Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences > Crystallography and Materials Science|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences and geology
|Deposited On:||10. Mar 2014 14:15|
|Last Modified:||29. Apr 2016 09:15|