Nanoscale Phase Separation and Colossal Magnetoresistance: The Physics of Manganites and Related Compounds / Edition 1

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Overview

The study of the spontaneous formation of nanostructures in single crystals of several compounds is now a major area of research in strongly correlated electrons. These structures appear to originate in the competition of phases. The book addresses nanoscale phase separation, focusing on the manganese oxides known as manganites that have the colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) effect of potential relevance for device applications. It is argued that the nanostructures are at the heart of the CMR phenomenon. The book contains updated information on manganite research directed to experts, both theorists and experimentalists. However, graduate students or postdocs will find considerable introductory material, including elements of computational physics.

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"Dagotto has authored a fascinating book that comprehensively presents both the physical properties of manganites and our theoretical understanding of these unusual properties. … the publishers have, as usual, produced a durable volume which is well bound, nicely typeset, and nicely illustrated with many useful figures … . This is a volume that will prove useful for many years and that will also survive extensive use … . As such it is highly recommended to the reader who wants an in-depth view of the manganites." (Gary J. Long and Fernande Grandjean, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (2), 2005)

"The book of E. Dagotto, being an original introduction to the physics of manganites, is focused mainly on the problem of nanoscale phase separation of these materials. … The book … provides a solid knowledge of the foundations of the correlation effects and the present status of the field. … this book will be also of a great value for researchers already working in the field of strongly correlated systems as well as for these who are interested in new materials for the spintronics." (G. B. Teitel’baum, Applied Magnetic Resonance, Vol. 24 (2), 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540432456
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/17/2003
  • Series: Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences , #136
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Why Manganites Are Interesting.- 2. The Discovery of Manganites and the Colossal Magnetoresistance Effect.- 3. Phase Diagrams and Basic Properties of Manganites.- 4. Preliminary Theoretical Considerations.- 5. Models for Manganites.- 6. The One-Orbital Model: Phase Diagram and Dominant Correlations.- 7. Monte Carlo Simulations and Applications to Manganite Models.- 8. Mean-Field Approximations.- 9. Two Orbitals Model and Orbital Order.- 10. Charge Ordering.- 11. Inhomogeneities in Manganites.- 12. Optical Conductivity.- 13. Glassy Behavior and Time Dependent Phenomena.- 14.-Inhomogeneities in La1-xSRxMnOx.- 15.- Inhomogeneities in Layered Manganites.- 16. An Elementary Introduction to Percolation.- 17. Competition of Phases as the Origin of the CMR.- 18. Pseudogaps and Photoemission Experiments.- 19. Charge Ordered Nanoclusters above TC.- 20. Other Compounds with Large MR and/or Competing FM-AF Phases.- 21. Brief Introduction to Giant Magnetoresistance.- 22. Discussion and Open Questions.

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