The manganites are pseudo-cubic oxides of manganese that show extremes of functional behavior. Diverse magnetic and electronic phases coexist on a wide range of length scales even within single crystals. This coexistence demonstrates a complexity that inspires ever deeper study. Yet even the basic nature of the coexisting phases remains controversial. Can the ferromagnetic metallic phase provide fully spin-polarized electrons for spin electronics? Does the superlattice in the highly insulating phase represent charge order? Here we highlight recent results that demonstrate a coexistence of opinions about a field in rude health. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Israel, C., Calderón, M. J., & Mathur, N. D. (2007, October). The current spin on manganites. Materials Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1369-7021(07)70242-0