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Magnetoresistance of the metallic perovskite oxide LaNiO3-delta

Gayathri, N and Raychaudhuri, AK and Xu, XQ and Peng, JL and Greene, RL (1999) Magnetoresistance of the metallic perovskite oxide LaNiO3-delta. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 11 (14). 2901-2907 .

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Abstract

We report a study of the magnetoresistance (MR) of the metallic perovskite oxide LaNiO3-delta as a function of the oxygen stoichiometry delta (delta less than or equal to 0.14), magnetic field (H less than or equal to 6 T) and temperature (1.5 K less than or equal to T less than or equal to 25 K). We find a strong dependence of the nature of the MR on the oxygen stoichiometry. The MR at low temperatures changes from positive to negative as the sample becomes more oxygen deficient (i.e. delta increases). Some of the samples, which are more resistive, show resistivity minima at T-min approximate to 20 K. We find that in these samples the MR is positive for T > T-min and negative for T < T-min. We conclude that in the absence of strong magnetic interaction, the negative MR in these oxides can arise from weak-localization effects.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 04:31
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 04:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38613

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