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Optical, magnetic and magneto-transport properties of Nd 1-xAxMn0.5Fe0.5O3-δ (A=Ca, Sr, Ba; x=0, 0.25)

Hossain, A and Gilev, AR and Yanda, P and Cherepanov, VA and Volegov, AS and Sakthipandi, K and Sundaresan, A (2020) Optical, magnetic and magneto-transport properties of Nd 1-xAxMn0.5Fe0.5O3-δ (A=Ca, Sr, Ba; x=0, 0.25). In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 847 .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.156297


The effect of A-site doping by alkaline earth metals (A = Ca, Sr and Ba) on optical, magnetic, and electrical properties of Nd1-xAxMn0.5Fe0·5O3-δ (x = 0, 0.25) has been investigated. The UV�vis absorption spectra show that the A-site doping decreases the absorption. Two values of optical band-gap energy (Eg) can be estimated for each studied sample: the higher Eg value is associated with the charge transfer involving iron cations and the lower Eg value � with the charge transfer via manganese cations. Partial substitution of neodymium by alkaline earth metals decreases the Néel temperature (TN) and induces significant irreversibility between the zero-field cooled (ZFC) and field-cooled (FC) data below TN. The field-dependent magnetization at 3 K indicates antiferromagnetic ordering with a spin canting. Temperature dependencies of resistivity demonstrate the change from metallic to semiconductor-type conduction (with increasing temperature) at T = Tp < TN. The Tp temperature significantly decreases with doping. The introduction of alkaline earth metals in Nd1-xAxMn0.5Fe0·5O3-δ noticeably reduces the resistivity in the semiconducting region. The small polaron hopping (SPH) mechanism of conduction is suggested at T > TN. Within the range of Tp < T < TN, the resistivity data are interpreted by the variable range hopping (VRH) mechanism. A significant value of magnetoresistance (�44) is observed only for Nd0.75Sr0·25Mn0·5Fe0·5O3-δ at 120 K. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: copyright to this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Alkaline earth metals; Charge transfer; Energy gap; Positive ions; Semiconductor doping, Antiferromagnetic orderings; Field-dependent magnetization; Increasing temperatures; Magneto transport properties; Optical band gap energy; Small polaron hopping; Temperature dependencies; Variable-range hopping, Antiferromagnetism
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 11:40
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 11:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/66345

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