Gupta, Ajai K. and Kumar, Rajesh and Kumar, Vijay and Bhalla, G. L. and Khare, Neeraj (2008) Study of magnetotransport in double-layered La1.4Ca1.6Mn2O7 manganite: Presence of nano-ferromagnetic domains in paramagnetic matrix. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 70 (1). pp. 117-121. ISSN 0022-3697

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Double-layered manganite La1.4Ca1.6Mn2O7 has been synthesized using the solid-state reaction method. It had a metal-to-insulator transition at temperature TM1≈127 K. The temperature dependence of ac susceptibility showed a broad ferromagnetic transition. The two-dimensional (2D)-ferromagnetic ordering temperature (TC2) was observed as ≈245 K. The temperature dependence of its low-field magnetoresistance has been studied. The low-field magnetoresistance of double-layered manganite, in the temperature regions between TM1 and TC2, has been found to follow 1/T5. The observed behaviour of temperature dependence of resistivity and low-field magnetoresistance has been explained in terms of two-phase model where ferromagnetic domains exist in the matrix of paramagnetic regions in which spin-dependent tunneling of charge carriers occurs between the ferromagnetic correlated regions. Based on the two-phase model, the dimension of these ferromagnetic domains inside the paramagnetic matrix has been estimated as ∼12 Å.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: A. Inorganic compounds; A. Magnetic materials; D. Magnetic properties; D. Transport properties
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 08:12

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