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Title: Latent instabilities in metallic LaNiO₃ films by strain control of Fermi-surface topology

Strain control is one of the most promising avenues to search for new emergent phenomena in transition metal-oxide films. Here, we investigate the strain-induced changes of electronic structures in strongly correlated LaNiO₃ (LNO) films, using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and the dynamical mean-field theory. The strongly renormalized e g-orbital bands are systematically rearranged by misfit strain to change its fermiology. As tensile strain increases, the hole pocket centered at the A point elongates along the k z-axis and seems to become open, thus changing Fermi-surface (FS) topology from three- to quasi-two-dimensional. Concomitantly, the FS shape becomes flattened to enhance FS nesting. A FS superstructure withQ₁ = (1/2,1/2,1/2) appears in all LNO films, while a tensile-strained LNO film has an additional Q₂ = (1/4,1/4,1/4) modulation, indicating that some instabilities are present in metallic LNO films. Charge disproportionation and spin-density-wave fluctuations observed in other nickelates might be their most probable origins
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  1. Institute for Basic Science, Seoul (Republic of Korea); Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Republic of Korea)
  2. Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (Korea, Republic of)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Seoul, Seoul (Republic of Korea)
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Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
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