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Composition-controlled metal-insulator transitions and minimum metallic conductivity in the oxide systems LaNi1-xMxO3 (M = Cr, Mn, Fe, or Co)

Ganguly, P and Vasanthacharya, NY and Rao, CNR and Edwards, PP (1984) Composition-controlled metal-insulator transitions and minimum metallic conductivity in the oxide systems LaNi1-xMxO3 (M = Cr, Mn, Fe, or Co). In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 54 (3). pp. 400-406.

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Abstract

The composition-controlled metal-insulator transition in the perovskite systems LaNi1-xMxO3 (M = Cr, Mn, Fe, and Co) has been investigated by transport measurements over the temperature range 12-300 K. These systems, which have critical electron densities (nc) in the range (1-2) -1020 electrons cm-3, exhibit sharp metal-insulator transitions at the base temperature. The corresponding minimum metallic conductivity (Ï-min), separating the localized and itinerant electronic regimes, is of the order of 102 ohm-1 cm-1. Particular attention is paid to the idea of Ï-min scaling with nc, and our present results are compared with earlier studies of the metal-insulator transition in low (e.g., Ge:Sb) and high (e.g., metal-ammonia, supercritical Hg) electron-density systems. A link is established between the transport and magnetic properties of the title systems at the metal-insulator transition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Chemistry; Inorganic & Nuclear; Chemistry; Physical
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 11:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/20258

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