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Electrical and Magnetotransport Properties of La0.7Ca0.3Mn1−xCoxO3

Tran, Dang Thanh and Phan, T. L and Phung, Quoc Thanh and Hoang, Nam-Nhat and Duong, Anh Tuan and Yu, S. C (2014) Electrical and Magnetotransport Properties of La0.7Ca0.3Mn1−xCoxO3. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50 . p. 2502404. ISSN 0018-9464

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This paper presents a detailed study on the Co-doping influence on the electrical and magnetotransport properties of La0.7Ca0.3Mn1-xCoxO3(x = 0.09-0.17) prepared by solid-state reaction. Magnetic measurements versus temperature revealed a gradual decrease of the magnetization (M) and Curie temperature (T-C) with increasing Co concentration (x). The T-C values vary from 194 to 159 K as changing x from 0.09 to 0.17, respectively. H/M versus M-2 performances around T-C prove the x = 0.09 sample undergoing a first-order magnetic phase transition (FOMT) while the samples with x >= 0.11 undergo a second-order magnetic phase transition (SOMT). The other with x = 0.10 is considered as a threshold concentration of the FOMT-SOMT transformation. Considering temperature dependences of resistivity, rho(T), in the presence and absence of the magnetic field, the samples (excepting for x = 0.17) exhibit a metal-insulator transition at T (P) = 60-160 K, which shifts toward lower temperatures with increasing x. In the metallic-ferromagnetic region, the rho(T) data are well fitted to a power function rho(T) = rho(0) + rho(2) T-2 + rho(4.5) T-4.5. This indicates electron-electron and electron-magnon scattering processes are dominant at temperatures T < T (P). In addition, the conduction data at temperatures T > theta(D)/2 (theta(D) is the Debye temperature) and T (P) < T < theta(D)/2 obey the small-polaron and variable-range hopping models, respectively. The values of activation energy E-p, and density of states at the Fermi level N(E-F) were accordingly determined. Here, N(E-F) increases while E-p decreases when an external magnetic field is applied. We also have found that N(E-F) increases when materials transfer from the FOMT to the SOMT, and N(E-F) value becomes smallest for the sample having the coexistence of the FOMT and SOMT (i.e., x = 0.10).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Physics and Nanotechnology (FEPN)
Depositing User: Ms. Cam Le Tran Thi
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2015 13:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 05:56

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