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dc.contributor.authorSudheendra, L-
dc.contributor.authorRaju, A R-
dc.contributor.authorRao, C N R-
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Physics:Condensed Matter 15(6), 895-905 (2003)en_US
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dc.description.abstractElectrical and magnetic properties of four series of manganates Ln(x)Ca(1-x)MnO(3) (Ln = La, Nd, Gd and Y) have been studied in the electron-doped regime (x = 0.02-0.25) in order to investigate the various inter-dependent phenomena such as ferromagnetism, phase separation and charge ordering. The general behaviour of all four series of manganates is similar, with some of the properties showing a dependence on the average radius of the A-site cations, <r(A)> and cation size disorder. Thus, all the compositions show an increase in magnetization at 100-120 K (T-M) for x < x(max), the magnetization increasing with increasing x. The value of x(max). increases with decreasing <r(A)>, probably due to the increased phase separation induced by site disorder. This is also reflected in the larger width of the hysteresis loops at T < T-M for small x or <r(A)> In this regime, the electrical resistivity decreases with increasing x, but remains low and nearly constant, T > T-M. The percolative nature of the conduction mechanism at T < T-M is substantiated by the fit of the conductivity data to the scaling law, sigma proportional to \x(c) - x\(p), where p is in the 2-4 range. When x > x(max), the materials become antiferromagnetic (AFM) and charge-ordered at a temperature T-CA, accompanied by a marked increase in resistivity. The value of T-CA increases with increasing <r(A)> and x (up to x = 0.3). Thus, all four series of manganates are characterized by a phase-separated regime between x = 0.02 and 0.1-0.15 and an AFM charge-ordered regime at x > 0.1-0.15.en_US
dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltden_US
dc.rights© 2003 IOP Publishing Ltden_US
dc.titleA systematic study of four series of electron-doped rare earth manganates, Ln(x)Ca(1-x)MnO(3) (Ln = La, Nd, Gd and Y) over the x=0.02-0.25 composition rangeen_US
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