The temperature dependence of the excitation spectrum in NaOsO3 through its metal-to-insulator transition (MIT) at 410 K has been investigated using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering at the Os L3 edge. High-resolution (ΔE∼56 meV) measurements show that the well-defined, low-energy magnons in the insulating state weaken and dampen upon approaching the metallic state. Concomitantly, a broad continuum of excitations develops which is well described by the magnetic fluctuations of a nearly antiferromagnetic Fermi liquid. By revealing the continuous evolution of the magnetic quasiparticle spectrum as it changes its character from itinerant to localized, our results provide unprecedented insight into the nature of the MIT in NaOsO3 [J. G. Vale, S. Calder, C. Donnerer, D. Pincini, Y. G. Shi, Y. Tsujimoto, K. Yamaura, M. M. Sala, J. van den Brink, A. D. Christianson, and D. F. McMorrow, Phys. Rev. B 97, 184429 (2018)PRBMDO2469-995010.1103/PhysRevB.97.184429].

Evolution of the Magnetic Excitations in NaOsO3 through its Metal-Insulator Transition

Moretti Sala M.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The temperature dependence of the excitation spectrum in NaOsO3 through its metal-to-insulator transition (MIT) at 410 K has been investigated using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering at the Os L3 edge. High-resolution (ΔE∼56 meV) measurements show that the well-defined, low-energy magnons in the insulating state weaken and dampen upon approaching the metallic state. Concomitantly, a broad continuum of excitations develops which is well described by the magnetic fluctuations of a nearly antiferromagnetic Fermi liquid. By revealing the continuous evolution of the magnetic quasiparticle spectrum as it changes its character from itinerant to localized, our results provide unprecedented insight into the nature of the MIT in NaOsO3 [J. G. Vale, S. Calder, C. Donnerer, D. Pincini, Y. G. Shi, Y. Tsujimoto, K. Yamaura, M. M. Sala, J. van den Brink, A. D. Christianson, and D. F. McMorrow, Phys. Rev. B 97, 184429 (2018)PRBMDO2469-995010.1103/PhysRevB.97.184429].
2018
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