Orbital Ordering and Orbital Fluctuations in Transition Metal Oxides

We summarize some characteristic features of the frustrated magnetic interactions in spin-orbital models adequate for cubic transition metal oxides with orbital degeneracy. A generic tendency towards dimerization, found already in the degenerate Hubbard model, is confirmed for t2g but not for eg systems. In the t2g case the quantum orbital fluctuations are… CONTINUE READING