Roessler, S and Harikrishnan, S and Kumar, CM Naveen and Bhat, HL and Elizabeth, Suja and Roessler, UK and Steglich, F and Wirth, S (2009) Phase Transition and Anomalous Low Temperature Ferromagnetic Phase in Pr0.6Sr0.4MnO3 Single Crystals. In: Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 22 (2). pp. 205-208.
We report on the magnetic and electrical properties of Pr0.6Sr0.4MnO3 single crystals. This compound undergoes a continuous paramagnetic-ferromagnetic transition with a Curie temperature T C∼301 K and a first-order structural transition at T S∼64 K. At T S, the magnetic susceptibility exhibits an abrupt jump, and a corresponding small hump is seen in the resistivity. The critical behavior of the static magnetization and the temperature dependence of the resistivity are consistent with the behavior expected for a nearly isotropic ferromagnet with short-range exchange belonging to the Heisenberg universality class. The magnetization (M–H) curves below T S are anomalous in that the virgin curve lies outside the subsequent M–H loops. The hysteretic structural transition at T S as well as the irreversible magnetization processes below T S can be explained by phase separation between a high-temperature orthorhombic and a low-temperature monoclinic ferromagnetic phase.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2009 09:58|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:24|
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