Thermopower of the electron-doped manganese pnictide LaMnAsO

Manuel Zingl, Gernot J. Kraberger, Markus Aichhorn

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Upon chemical substitution of oxygen with fluor, LaMnAsO has been electron-doped in experiments, resulting in samples with remarkably high Seebeck coefficients of around −300 μVK−1 at room temperature and 3% doping. Within the framework of density functional theory plus dynamical mean-field theory (DFT + DFMT) we not only are able to reproduce these experimental observations, but also can provide a thorough investigation of the underlying mechanisms. By considering electronic correlations in the half-filled Mn-3d shells, we trace the high Seebeck coefficient back to an asymmetry in the spectral function, which is due to the emergence of an incoherent spectral weight under doping and a strong renormalization of the unoccupied states. This is only possible in correlated systems and cannot be explained by DFT-based band structure calculations
Original languageEnglish
Article number075404
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)
  • Theoretical


  • NAWI Graz


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