Crystal-field splitting for low symmetry systems in ab initio calculations

S. V. Streltsov, A. S. Mylnikova, A. O. Shorikov, Z. V. Pchelkina, D. I. Khomskii, V. I. Anisimov

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In the framework of the LDA+U approximation we propose the direct way of calculation of crystal-field excitation energy and apply it to La and Y titanates. The method developed can be useful for comparison with the results of spectroscopic measurements because it takes into account fast relaxations of electronic system. For titanates these relaxation processes reduce the value of crystal-field splitting by ∼30% as compared with the difference of LDA one electron energies. However, the crystal-field excitation energy in these systems is still large enough to make an orbital liquid formation rather unlikely and experimentally observed isotropic magnetism remains unexplained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245114
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


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