Electronic structure of a striped nickelate studied by the exact exchange for correlated electrons (EECE) approach
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Computational Physics and Materials Science (CPMS)
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AbstractMotivated by a RIXS study of Wakimoto, et al.(Phys. Rev. Lett., 102 (2009) 157001) we use density functional theory to analyze the magnetic order in the nickelate La5/3Sr1/3NiO4 and the details of its crystal and electronic structure. We compare the generalized gradient approximation to the hybrid functional approach of exact exchange for correlated electrons (EECE). In contrast to the former, the latter reproduces the insulating state of the compound and the midgap states. The EECE approach, in general, appears to be appropriate for describing stripe phases in systems with orbital degrees of freedom. Copyright © EPLA, 2009.
SponsorsWe acknowledge fruitful discussions with T. Kopp, F. PATTHEY, M. RACZKOWSKI, and Y. SIDIS. Financial support has been provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 484).
JournalEPL (Europhysics Letters)