Effects of selective dilution on the magnetic properties of La0.7Sr0.3Mn1-xM ' O-x(3) (M ' = Al, Ti)
2008 (English)In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society, ISSN 0374-4884, E-ISSN 1976-8524, Vol. 52, no 5, 1460-1464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The magnetic lattice of mixed-valence Mn ions in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 is selectively diluted by partial substitution of Al or Ti for Mn. The ferromagnetic transition temperature T-c and the saturation magnetization M-s both decrease with substitution. By presenting the data in terms of selective dilution, T-c in the low-doping region is found to follow the relation T-c = T-c0 (1 - n(p)), where T-c0 refers to the undiluted system and np is the dilution concentration defined as n(p) = x/0.7 or n(p) = x/0.3 for M' = Al or Ti, respectively. The scaling behavior of T-c(n(p)) can be analyzed in the framework of the molecular-field theory and the still valid when Mn is replaced by both Al and Ti. The results are discussed with respect to the contributions from ferromagnetic double exchange and other possible antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions coexisting in the material.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 52, no 5, 1460-1464 p.
manganite, double exchange, selective dilution, molecular-field theory
Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149688ISI: 000255905500033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149688DiVA: diva2:405279
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