Panwar, Neeraj and Coondoo, Indrani and Agarwal, S. K. (2010) Low field magnetoresistance, temperature coefficient of resistance and magnetocaloric effect in Pr2/3Ba1/3MnO3:PdO composites. Materials Letters , 64 (23). pp. 2638-2640. ISSN 0167-577X

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Electrical resistivity, magnetoresistance (MR), temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and magnetocaloric effect of (1 − x) Pr2/3Ba1/3MnO3:x PdO (x = 0–30 mol% PdO) composite manganites are reported here. Pristine sample Pr2/3Ba1/3MnO3 (PBMO) shows two insulator–metal like transitions (TP1 ~ 194 K and TP2 ~ 160 K) in the electrical resistivity behavior. With PdO, TP1 becomes sharper whereas TP2 disappears beyond 10 mol% PdO addition. The intrinsic MR gets enhanced from 22% for the pristine sample to ~ 42% for 27% PdO sample. However, the extrinsic MR is found to decrease in the composites. The TCR also increases from a negligible value for PBMO to 8% for 25 mol% PdO sample. These features have been explained on the basis of opening of new conducting channels and decrease in spin dependent scattering and the overall decrease in electrical resistivity. The magnetic entropy change and relative cooling power (RCP) for the PBMO sample are 5.3418 J.Kg-K and 304.5428 J/Kg respectively. However, these values decrease in the composites.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetoresistance; TCR; Magnetocaloric effect
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 06:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2012 06:58

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