The antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic transition in La0.5Ca0.5MnO3 is accompanied by a commensurate to incommensurate charge-ordering transition. The presence of incommensurate charge correlation in the ferromagnetic phase is a remarkable interplay between charge and spin in double-exchange ferromagnets. Furthermore, a dark-field imaging technique has provided real-space images of charge-ordered domains revealing discommensurations inside the nearly commensurate domains. Local density fluctuations of discommensurations are responsible for the similar variations of the charge-ordering wave vector.
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