Revealing out-of-equilibrium hidden phases in Sr3Ru2 O7 by applying stress

Pablo Rivero, Vincent Meunier, William Shelton

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We predict that the application of biaxial tensile strain will uncover an antiferromagnetic metallic hidden phase in Sr3Ru2O7. By using hybrid density functional theory we applied uniaxial and biaxial strains and identified a variety of phases. We found that tensile strain can reduce by up to half the stress needed to expose hidden phases compared to the use of uniaxial compressive strain. In addition, our results demonstrate that while elongation and compression of the octahedra induce magnetic phase transitions, tilting of the octahedra leads to a metal-to-insulator transition, indicating that the different hidden phases can be accessed by applying strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number134116
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 30 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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