Competition between double exchange and purely magnetic Heisenberg models in mixed valence systems: application to half-doped manganites.

A truncated Hubbard model is developed for the description of the electronic structure of odd-electron TM-L-TM units (TM=transition metal and L=ligand). The model variationally treats both the double exchange and purely magnetic Heisenberg configurations. This Hubbard model can either be mapped on a purely magnetic Heisenber model in which the bridging… CONTINUE READING