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Magnetic excitations in charge-ordered Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3: A Brillouin scattering study

Murugavel, P and Narayana, C and Sood, AK and Parashar, S and Raju, AR and Rao, CNR (2000) Magnetic excitations in charge-ordered Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3: A Brillouin scattering study. In: EPL: Europhysics Letters, 52 (4). pp. 461-467.

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Brillouin scattering studies on single crystals of a charge-ordered manganite, Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3, have been carried out for the first time. The spectra show two modes at similar to 27 GHz (B-mode) and 60 GHz (S-mode). The B-mode frequency and intensity from 300 K to 27 K, covering both the charge ordering transition at 250 K and the antiferromagnetic transition, at 170 K, exactly follow the same temperature dependence as the d.c. magnetic susceptibility. The B-mode is associated With bulk magnetic excitations and the S-mode with surface magnetic excitations of the manganite with ferromagnetic correlations. The study is strongly indicative of the presence of ferromagnetic inhomogeneities in the charge-ordered as well as antiferromagnetic phases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: EPL: Europhysics Letters
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to EDP Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 06:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32099

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