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Electronic conduction in LaNiO3-delta: the dependence on the oxygen stoichiometry delta

Gayathri, N and Raychaudhuri, AK and XQ, Xu and Peng, JL and Greene, RL (1998) Electronic conduction in LaNiO3-delta: the dependence on the oxygen stoichiometry delta. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 10 (6). pp. 1323-1338.

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We report a systematic study of the electronic transport properties of the metallic perovskite oxide LaNiO3-delta as a function of the oxygen stoichiometry delta (delta less than or equal to 0.14). The electrical resistivity, magnetoresistance, susceptibility, Hall effect and thermopower have been studied, All of the transport coefficients are dependent on the value of delta. The resistivity increases almost exponentially as delta increases. We relate this increase in rho to the creation of Ni2+ with square-planar coordination. We find that there is a distinct T-1.5-contribution to the resistivity over the whole temperature range. The thermopower is negative, as expected for systems with electrons as the carrier, but the Hall coefficient is positive. We have given a qualitative and quantitative explanation for the different quantities observed and their systematic variation with the stoichiometry delta.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 07:28
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38088

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