Srivastava, M. K. and Siwach, P. K. and Kaur, A. and Singh, H. K. (2010) Enhanced ferromagnetic and metal insulator transition in Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 thin films: Role of oxygen vacancy induced quenched disorder. Applied Physics Letters, 97 (18). 182503-1-182503-3. ISSN 1077-3118

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Effect of quenched disorder (QD) caused by oxygen vacancy (OV) and substrate induced inhomogeneous compressive strain, on the magnetic and transport properties of oriented polycrystalline Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 thin films is investigated. QD is related intimately to the ordering/disordering of the OVs and controls the paramagnetic-ferromagnetic/insulator-metal transition. OV ordered films show enhanced TC/TIM ∼ 165 K, which is depressed by oxygen annealing. OV disordering realized by quenching reduces TC/TIM. The first order IM transition observed in SSMO single crystals is transformed into nonhysteretic and continuous one in the OV ordered films. QD appears to be diluted by OV disorder/annihilation and results in stronger carrier localization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 06:45
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 06:45

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