Orbital order and spin-orbit coupling in BaVS3

K. Radnóczi, P. Fazekas

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The correlated 3d sulphide BaVS3 undergoes a sequence of three symmetry-breaking transitions which are reflected in the temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility, and its anisotropy. We introduce a microscopic model based on the coexistence of wide band a1 g and localized eg d-electrons, and give the classification of the order parameters under the double space group and time reversal symmetries. Allowing for the relativistic spin-orbit coupling, the d-shell multipoles acquire a mixed spin-orbital character. It follows that orbital ordering is accompanied by a change in the susceptibility anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-664
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006


  • 71.10.Fd
  • 71.27.+a
  • 71.70.Ej
  • 75.10.Dg
  • 75.30.Et
  • BaVS
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Orbital order
  • Spin-orbit coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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