Inelastic neutron scattering study of the lattice dynamics of LaCoO3
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The lattice dynamics of lanthanum cobaltite is investigated using the coherent inelastic neutron scattering technique in a temperature range from 10 to 536 K, in which two phase transitions are observed: a change in the Co spin state and a metal-insulator phase transition. The measurements were performed using an IN8 high flux thermal neutron triple-axis spectrometer (ILL, Grenoble). Temperature changes in the phonon dispersion curves caused by the rearrangement of the electron and spin subsystems are found.
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