Low-energy properties of the ferromagnetic metallic phase in manganites: Slave-fermion approach to the quantum double-exchange model

Yu Li Lee, Yu Wen Lee

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Abstract

We study the low-energy properties of the one-orbital quantum double-exchange model by using the slave fermion formulation. We construct a mean-field theory which gives a simple explanation for the magnetic and thermodynamic properties of the ferromagnetic metallic phase in manganites at low energy. The resulting electron spectral function and tunneling density of states show an incoherent asymmetric peak with weak temperature dependence, in addition to a quasiparticle peak. We also show that the gauge fluctuations in the ferromagnetic metallic phase are completely screened due to the Anderson-Higgs mechanism. Therefore, the mean-field state is robust against gauge fluctuations and exhibits spin-charge separation at low energy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064411
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 9

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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