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Title: Local metallic and structural properties of the strongly correlated metal $$\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$$ using $$\mathrm{^8Li β-NMR}$$

Abstract

We report β-detected NMR of ion-implanted $$\mathrm{^8Li}$$ in a single crystal and thin film of the strongly correlated metal $$\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$$. Spin-lattice relaxation measurements reveal two distinct local environments, both metallic as evident from $T$-linear Korringa $$\mathrm{1/T_1}$$ below $$\mathrm{200K}$$ with slopes comparable to other metals. A small approximately temperature-independent Knight shift of $$\mathrm{~74 ppm}$$ is observed, yielding a normalized Korringa product characteristic of substantial antiferromagnetic correlations.We find no evidence for a magnetic transition from 4 to $$\mathrm{310 K}$$. The similarity of these features in the two very different samples indicates that they are intrinsic and unrelated to dilute oxygen vacancies. We attribute the two environments to two distinct but similar crystallographic $$\mathrm{^8Li}$$ sites and not to any form of phase inhomogeneity, but this is inconsistent with the conventional rhombohedral structure of $$\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$$, and also cannot be simply explained by the common alternative orthorhombic or monoclinic distortions.

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  1. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Dept. of Chemistry and Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Inst.
  2. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Inst. and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Dept. of Chemistry, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Inst., and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Univ. of Wollongong, New South Wales (Australia). Australian Inst. for Innovative Materials, Inst. for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
  4. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Inst. and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
  5. TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
  6. Max Planck Ins. for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany)
  7. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  8. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
  9. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Dept. of Chemistry and Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Inst.; TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1569695
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Karner, Victoria L., Chatzichristos, Aris, Cortie, David L., Dehn, Martin H., Foyevtsov, Oleksandr, Foyevtsova, Kateryna, Fujimoto, Derek, Kiefl, Robert F., Levy, C. D. Philip, Li, Ruohong, McFadden, Ryan M. L., Morris, Gerald D., Pearson, Matthew R., Stachura, Monika, Ticknor, John O., Cristiani, Georg, Logvenov, Gennady, Wrobel, Friedrike, Keimer, Bernhard, Zhang, Junjie, Mitchell, John F., and MacFarlane, W. Andrew. Local metallic and structural properties of the strongly correlated metal $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$ using $\mathrm{^8Li β-NMR}$. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165109.
Karner, Victoria L., Chatzichristos, Aris, Cortie, David L., Dehn, Martin H., Foyevtsov, Oleksandr, Foyevtsova, Kateryna, Fujimoto, Derek, Kiefl, Robert F., Levy, C. D. Philip, Li, Ruohong, McFadden, Ryan M. L., Morris, Gerald D., Pearson, Matthew R., Stachura, Monika, Ticknor, John O., Cristiani, Georg, Logvenov, Gennady, Wrobel, Friedrike, Keimer, Bernhard, Zhang, Junjie, Mitchell, John F., & MacFarlane, W. Andrew. Local metallic and structural properties of the strongly correlated metal $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$ using $\mathrm{^8Li β-NMR}$. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165109.
Karner, Victoria L., Chatzichristos, Aris, Cortie, David L., Dehn, Martin H., Foyevtsov, Oleksandr, Foyevtsova, Kateryna, Fujimoto, Derek, Kiefl, Robert F., Levy, C. D. Philip, Li, Ruohong, McFadden, Ryan M. L., Morris, Gerald D., Pearson, Matthew R., Stachura, Monika, Ticknor, John O., Cristiani, Georg, Logvenov, Gennady, Wrobel, Friedrike, Keimer, Bernhard, Zhang, Junjie, Mitchell, John F., and MacFarlane, W. Andrew. Mon . "Local metallic and structural properties of the strongly correlated metal $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$ using $\mathrm{^8Li β-NMR}$". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165109. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1569695.
@article{osti_1569695,
title = {Local metallic and structural properties of the strongly correlated metal $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$ using $\mathrm{^8Li β-NMR}$},
author = {Karner, Victoria L. and Chatzichristos, Aris and Cortie, David L. and Dehn, Martin H. and Foyevtsov, Oleksandr and Foyevtsova, Kateryna and Fujimoto, Derek and Kiefl, Robert F. and Levy, C. D. Philip and Li, Ruohong and McFadden, Ryan M. L. and Morris, Gerald D. and Pearson, Matthew R. and Stachura, Monika and Ticknor, John O. and Cristiani, Georg and Logvenov, Gennady and Wrobel, Friedrike and Keimer, Bernhard and Zhang, Junjie and Mitchell, John F. and MacFarlane, W. Andrew},
abstractNote = {We report β-detected NMR of ion-implanted $\mathrm{^8Li}$ in a single crystal and thin film of the strongly correlated metal $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$. Spin-lattice relaxation measurements reveal two distinct local environments, both metallic as evident from $T$-linear Korringa $\mathrm{1/T_1}$ below $\mathrm{200K}$ with slopes comparable to other metals. A small approximately temperature-independent Knight shift of $\mathrm{~74 ppm}$ is observed, yielding a normalized Korringa product characteristic of substantial antiferromagnetic correlations.We find no evidence for a magnetic transition from 4 to $\mathrm{310 K}$. The similarity of these features in the two very different samples indicates that they are intrinsic and unrelated to dilute oxygen vacancies. We attribute the two environments to two distinct but similar crystallographic $\mathrm{^8Li}$ sites and not to any form of phase inhomogeneity, but this is inconsistent with the conventional rhombohedral structure of $\mathrm{LaNiO_3}$, and also cannot be simply explained by the common alternative orthorhombic or monoclinic distortions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165109},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 16,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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