Orbital- and spin-order sensitive nonlocal screening in Mn 2p X-ray photoemission of La1−xSrxMnO3
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Nakaku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
Received: 12 January 2016
Accepted: 4 May 2016
The Mn 2p X-ray photoemission spectra (XPS) of LaMnO3 (LMO) and hole-doped La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO) are investigated using a dp model simulating Mn 3d and O 2p electrons under the perovskite-type crystal structure. The observed 2p XPS features, especially the low-binding-energy structure (LBES) of the main line, are reproduced well using an impurity Anderson model optimized from the dp model within the dynamical mean-field approximation. The LBES in both compounds is due to the nonlocal screening (NLS) between the neighboring Mn ions in the final state, but the screening character is quite different: The NLS in LSMO directly reflects the character of the ferromagnetic metal, while that in undoped LMO the C-type orbital order between and orbitals in the ab-plane. We emphasize the directive nature of the NLS in the orbital order system, which can be a sensitive probe to the order pattern.
PACS: 71.10.-w – Theories and models of many-electron systems / 79.60.-i – Photoemission and photoelectron spectra / 75.25.Dk – Orbital, charge, and other orders, including coupling of these orders
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