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Hot electron effects and nonlinear transport in hole doped manganites

Jain, Himanshu and Raychaudhuri, AK (2008) Hot electron effects and nonlinear transport in hole doped manganites. In: Applied Physics Letters, 93 (18). pp. 182110-1.

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We show that strong nonlinear electron transport in the ferromagnetic insulating (FMI) state of manganites, responsible for phenomena such as colossal electroresistance and current induced resistance switching, can occur due to a hot electron effect. In the FMI state, which we show is an insulator with a Coulomb gap, the temperature of the electron and lattice baths can decouple at high input power levels, leading to heating of the electron bath. Parameters of the hot electron effect model were independently determined via time dependence experiments and are in good agreement with the experimental values.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Keywords: calcium compounds;electrical resistivity;ferromagnetic materials;hot carriers;lanthanum compounds;lead compounds;neodymium compounds.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009 12:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17509

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