The spin and orbital ordering have been examined for high-quality SmVO3 polycrystalline compound using Raman spectroscopy. Measurements were obtained on individual microcrystallites in the approximate y(zz)Â¯y and y(xx)Â¯y scattering configurations at low temperatures (down to 20K). Based on our experimental data we present evidence of a coexistence of the G and C-type OO phases that occur in SmVO3 for temperatures below 100K. This phase coexistence of orbital orderings puts SmVO3 in a different category from all the other RVO3 compounds that have been studied yet.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of physics: Conference series|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||25th International conference on Low Temperature Physis, LT25 - Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium of the Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden, Netherlands|
Duration: 6 Aug 2008 → 13 Aug 2008
Conference number: 25