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Title: Cooling-rate dependence of the antiferromagnetic domain structure of a single-crystal charge-ordered manganite
Authors: Mathieu, R
Nordblad, P
Raju, A R
Rao, C N R
Keywords: A-Site Cations
Average Radius
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2002
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review B 65(13), 132416-(1-4) (2002)
Abstract: The low-temperature phase of single crystals of Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3 and Gd0.5Ca0.5MnO3 manganites is investigated by superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry. Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3 undergoes a charge-ordering transition at T-CO=245 K, and a long-range charge-exchange-type (CE-type) antiferromagnetic state is established at T-N=145 K. The dc magnetization shows a cooling-rate dependence below T-N, associated with a weak spontaneous moment. The associated excess magnetization is related to uncompensated spins in the CE-type antiferromagnetic structure and to the presence in this state of fully orbital ordered regions separated by orbital domain walls. The observed cooling rate dependence is interpreted to be a consequence of the rearrangement of the orbital domain state induced by the large structural changes occurring upon cooling.
Other Identifiers: 1098-0121
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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