Dipole-correlated carrier transportation and orbital reconfiguration in strain-distorted SrNbxTi1-xO3/KTaO3

Jikun Chen, Xinyou Ke, Jiaou Wang, Takeaki Yajima, Haijie Qian, Song Sun

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Strong electron-correlations can result in un-conventional transportation behaviour, such as metal-insulator transitions, high temperature superconductivity and bad metal conduction. Here we report a distinct transportation characteristic achieved by actively coupling the carriers with randomly distributed lattice-dipoles for strain-distorted SrNbxTi1-xO3. The strong electron correlations split the conduction band, and lead to a distinguished thermal-emitted carrier transportation with an activation energy of ∼10-2 eV. Further consistency was demonstrated by the respective changes in orbital configurations observed in near edge X-ray absorption fine structures. The present investigation demonstrates new mechanisms for regulating the carrier transportation using polaronic electron correlations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29913-29917
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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