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Giant magnetoresistance in Ce-doped manganite systems
, P. Mandai
Published in Springer Verlag
Volume: 104
Issue: 1
Pages: 7 - 9
The fascinating properties like giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect, metal-insulator transition, charge ordering phenomenon etc. have made the divalent ion doped RMnC>3 (R = rare-earth elements) an attractive system for investigation. Resistivity of these compounds shows a peak near the ferromagnetic transition temperature (Tc). The application of magnetic field inhibits the spin-disorder scattering and the resistivity decreases drastically. Keeping electrondoped superconductor Nd2_xCexCuO4 in mind we have doped RMnO3 (R = La, Pr, Nd) with tetravalent Ce ion. These compounds are very susceptible to the annealing treatment and belong to the orthorhombic perovskite phase. They show a very high value of resistivity at the peak and under the magnetic field the GMR effect is observed. For Lao.7Ceo.3MnO3 and PrcuCeo.sMnC the magnetoresistance ratio reaches about 54% and 82.5% respectively at 7.7 T. With the increase of the temperature the magnetic state changes from ferromagnetic to paramagnetic regime. This magnetic transition is not very sharp and the resistivity peak appears at a temperature higher than Tc. © Springer-Verlag 1997.
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