Importance of electronic correlations in exploring the exotic phase diagram of layered LixMnO2

Hrishit Banerjee (Lead / Corresponding author), Clare P. Grey, Andrew J. Morris (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Using ab initio dynamical mean-field theory we explore the electronic and magnetic states of layered LixMnO2 as a function of x, the state-of-charge. Constructing real-space Wannier projections of Kohn-Sham orbitals based on the low-energy subspace of Mn 3d states and solving a multi-impurity problem, our approach focuses on local correlations at Mn sites. The antiferromagnetic insulating state in LiMnO2 has a moderate Néel temperature of TN=296K in agreement with experimental studies. Upon delithiation the system proceeds through a number of states: ferrimagnetic correlated metals at x=0.92, 0.83; multiple charge disproportionated ferromagnetic correlated metals with large quasiparticle peaks at x=0.67, 0.50, 0.33; ferromagnetic metals with small quasiparticle peaks at x=0.17, 0.08 and an antiferromagnetic insulator for the fully delithiated state, x=0.0. At moderate states of charge, x=0.67-0.33, a mix of +3/+4 formal oxidation states of Mn is observed, while the overall nominal oxidation of Mn state changes from +3 in LiMnO2 to +4 in MnO2. In all these cases the high-spin state emerges as the most likely state in our calculations considering the full d manifold of Mn based on the proximity of eg levels in energy to t2g. We observe a crossover from coherent to incoherent behavior on delithiation as function of state-of-charge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165124
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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