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Nonlinear conduction in charge-ordered Pr0.63Ca0.37MnO3: Effect of magnetic fields

Guha, A and Raychaudhuri, AK and Raju, AR and Rao, CNR (2000) Nonlinear conduction in charge-ordered Pr0.63Ca0.37MnO3: Effect of magnetic fields. In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter, 62 (9). pp. 5320-5323.

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Nonlinear conduction in a single crystal of charge-ordered Pr0.63Ca0.37MnO3 has bren investigated in an applied magnetic field. In zero field, the nonlinear conduction, which starts at T< T-CO, can give rise to a region of negative differential resistance (NDR) which shows up below the Neel temperature. Application of a magnetic field Inhibits the appearance of NDR and makes the nonlinear conduction strongly hysteritic on cycling of the bias current. This is most severe in the temperature range where the charge-ordered state melts in an applied magnetic field. Our experiment strongly suggests that application of a magnetic field in the charge-ordering regime causes a coexistence of two phases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 07:33
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2010 07:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32206

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