Physics – Condensed Matter – Strongly Correlated Electrons
16 pages, 4 figures
The electronic structure of Sr0.35CoO2, structurally analogous to the layered NaxCoO2, has been evaluated using the local spin density approximation (LSDA). We find that evident c-dispersions appear in both the e'g and a1g Co-derived bands, demonstrating the existence of a notable interplanar interaction in Sr0.35CoO2. The LSDA+U calculation reveals that the electronic structure, in particular the band splitting between the spin-up and spin-down electrons, changes evidently along with the increase of the effective on-site Coulomb interaction U. Analysis of theoretical and experimental electron energy-loss spectra (EELS) for the oxygen K-edge and the Co L23-edge suggests that the on-site interaction (U) in Sr0.35CoO2 is less than 3eV which is noticeably weaker than the estimated value (from 5eV to 8eV) in the NaxCoO2 materials.
Shi Y. G.
Xiao R. J.
Xu Li Fang
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