The electronic structure of Tl2Mn2O7 was examined by performing tight binding band calculations. The overlap between the Mnt2g- and Tl 6s-block bands results in a partial filling of the Tl 6s-block bands. The associated Fermi surface consists of 12 cigar-shape electron pockets with each electron pocket about 1/1000 of the first Brillouin zone in size. The Tl 6s-block bands have orbital contributions from the Mn atoms, and the carrier density is very low. These are important for the occurrence of a colossal magnetoresistance in Tl2Mn2O7.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Solid State Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry