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Grain size effects on charge-ordering, phase segregation and related properties of rare-earth manganates, Nd(0.5)A(0.5)MnO(3) (A = Ca or Sr)

Sudheendra, L and Chinh, HD and Raju, AR and Raychaudhuri, AK and Rao, CNR (2002) Grain size effects on charge-ordering, phase segregation and related properties of rare-earth manganates, Nd(0.5)A(0.5)MnO(3) (A = Ca or Sr). In: Solid State Communications, 122 (1-2). pp. 53-57.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00076-5

Abstract

Grain size has marked effects on charge-ordering and other properties of Nd(0.5)A(0.5)MnO(3) (A=Ca or Sr). Thus, the anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) transition in Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3 is observed distinctly only in samples sintered at 1273 K or higher. The sample with a small grain size (sintered at 1173 K) shows evidence for greater ferromagnetic (FM) interaction at low temperatures, probably due to phase segregation. The FM transition as well as the charge-ordering transition in Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 becomes sharper in samples sintered at 1273 K or higher. The sample sintered at 1173 K does not show the AFM-CO transition around 150 K and is FM down to low temperatures; the apparent T-c-T-co gap decreases with the increase in the grain size. The samples sintered at lower temperatures (<1673 K) show evidence for greater segregation of the AFM and FM domains. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: A.Magnetically ordered materials;C.Scanning electron microscopy;D.Electronic transport
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 05:05
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 05:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39224

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