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Investigation on the Magnetic Anomaly and the Role of Orbital Moment on the Magnetic Properties of LaMn0.5Co0.5O3

Viswanathan, M and Hsieh, HH and Lin, HJ and Chen, CT and Kumar, Anil PS (2011) Investigation on the Magnetic Anomaly and the Role of Orbital Moment on the Magnetic Properties of LaMn0.5Co0.5O3. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (11). pp. 4851-4855.

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Abstract

Two distinct ferromagnetic phases are present in LaMn0.5Co0.5O3 for which the spin-only magnetic moment calculated from the high temperature dc susceptibility is found to be unusually high. Such a high moment can only be accounted for by assigning the valence state of the cations to Mn2+-Co4+. This is unrealistic as the earlier report based on X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) has suggested the valence state to be mainly Mn4+-Co2+ with traces of Co3+. Also from our studies using XAS, it is found that the valence state is mainly Mn4+-Co2+. In addition, no notable difference is observed in the minor Co3+ present in both phases. Our results based on X-ray magnetic circular dichroism studies (XMCD) reveal the presence of ``distinct'' high orbital moment associated with Co2+ for both phases. Thus it is found that the distinctness of the orbital moment also plays a vital role in determining the magnetic moment and T-c of both phases of LaMn0.5Co0.5O3. By considering the orbital moment obtained from XMCD, the anomaly in the paramagnetic susceptibility is resolved and thus we are able to assign the valence state to Mn4+-Co2+ configuration. The difference in the magnitude of orbital moment in both phases is believed to be due to the crystal field effects.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 07:25
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 07:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36577

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