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Quantum paraelectric phase of SrTiO3 from first principles

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Shin,  D.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;

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Latini,  S.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;

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Schäfer,  C.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;

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Sato,  S.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;
Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba;

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de Giovannini,  U.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;
Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group, Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU;

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Hübener,  H.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;

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Rubio,  A.
Theory Group, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Max Planck Society;
Center for Free Electron Laser Science;
Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group, Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU;
Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), The Flatiron Institute;

Fulltext (public)

PhysRevB.104.L060103.pdf
(Publisher version), 843KB

Supplementary Material (public)

QPE_SM.pdf
(Supplementary material), 708KB

Citation

Shin, D., Latini, S., Schäfer, C., Sato, S., de Giovannini, U., Hübener, H., et al. (2021). Quantum paraelectric phase of SrTiO3 from first principles. Physical Review B, 104(6): L060103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.104.L060103.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0009-03D2-6
Abstract
We demonstrate how the quantum paraelectric ground state of SrTiO3 can be accessed via a microscopic ab initio approach based on density functional theory. At low temperature the quantum fluctuations are strong enough to stabilize the paraelectric phase even though a classical description would predict a ferroelectric phase. We find that accounting for quantum fluctuations of the lattice and for the strong coupling between the ferroelectric soft mode and lattice elongation is necessary to achieve quantitative agreement with experimental frequency of the ferroelectric soft mode. The temperature dependent properties in SrTiO3 are also well captured by the present microscopic framework.