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19 September 2005 Soft x-ray resonant diffraction in transition metal oxides
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We discuss recent soft x-ray resonant diffraction studies of magnetic and structural correlations in manganites and cobaltates. In half-doped manganites, the resonant enhancement of super-lattice diffraction peaks resulting from orbital and magnetic order is utilized to make a direct comparison of orbital and spin correlations. The main finding is that the correlation length associated with magnetic order exceeds that of the orbital order by of order a factor of two--a result which appears at odds with orbitally driven magnetic exchange pathways. Similar resonant diffraction measurements at the Co L-edge were performed to study the oxygen-doped cobaltate Bi2Sr2CoO6+δ, in which we find a surprising incommensurate antiferromagnetic order.
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K. Jessica Thomas, S. Grenier, J. P. Hill, F. C. Chou, Y. Tomioka, Y. Tokura, and P. Abbamonte "Soft x-ray resonant diffraction in transition metal oxides", Proc. SPIE 5932, Strongly Correlated Electron Materials: Physics and Nanoengineering, 59322A (19 September 2005);


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