Singh, Sandeep and Sharma, Geetanjali and Thakur, Mukesh K. and Siwach, P. K. and Tyagi, Pawan Kumar and Maurya, K. K. and Singh, H. K. (2015) Effect of phase separation induced supercooling on magnetotransport properties of epitaxial La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 (y approximate to 0.4) thin film. AIP Advances, 5 (2). ISSN 2158-3226

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Thin films of La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 (y approximate to 0.4) have been grown on single crystal SrTiO3 (001) by RF sputtering. The structural and surface characterizations confirm the epitaxial nature of these film. However, the difference between the omega-scan of the (002) and (110) peaks and the presence of pits/holes in the step-terrace type surface morphology suggests high density of defect in these films. Pronounced hysteresis between the field cooled cooling (FCC) and field cooled warming (FCW) magnetization measurements suggest towards the non-ergodic magnetic state. The origin of this nonergodicity could be traced to the magnetic liquid like state arising from the delicacy of the coexisting magnetic phases, viz., ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic-charge ordered (FM/AFM-CO). The large difference between the insulator metal transitions during cooling and warming cycles (T-IM(C) similar to 64 K and T-IM(W) similar to 123 K) could be regarded as a manifestation of the nonergodicity leading to supercooling of the magnetic liquid while cooling. The nonergodicity and supercooling are weakened by the AFM-FM phase transition induced by an external magnetic field. TIM and small polaron activation energy corresponding the magnetic liquid state (cooling cycle) vary nonlinearly with the applied magnetic field but become linear in the crystalline solid state (warming cycle). The analysis of the low temperature resistivity data shows that electron-phonon interaction is drastically reduced by the applied magnetic field. The resistivity minimum in the lower temperature region of the self-field warming curve has been explained in terms of the Kondo like scattering in the magnetically inhomogeneous regime.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 12:00

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