Magnetic polarons mediated percolative phase transition in manganites Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss possible models for describing the metal-insulator phase transition coupled with paramagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition in manganites. We argue that current models have apparent drawbacks. As a way to explain experiments we introduce the magnetic (large) polaron model. In this model, the conductivity appears as a result of percolative overlapping of magnetic polarons which coexist with small (Jahn-Teller) polarons. We compare this model with the experimental data.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lyuksyutov, I. F., & Pokrovsky, V. L.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Lyuksyutov, IF||Pokrovsky, VL

publication date

  • June 1999