'Griffiths phase' versus chemical disorder in low-doped manganites: La0.9Sr0.1MnO3 crystal revisited Academic Article uri icon


  • Magnetic properties, electron paramagnetic and ferromagnetic resonance were studied in the vicinity and above ferromagnetic-paramagnetic (FM-PM) phase transition of the La0. 9Sr0. 1MnO3 crystal. It appears that complex chemical/structural disorder inherent to manganites influences strongly on both magnetic and resonance properties of this crystal. In particular, it changes the nature of a FM–PM transition to the first-or mixed-order one and induces FM clustering in their PM state. The latter effect results in coexistence of resonance signals, and non-linearity of the PM inverse magnetic susceptibility versus temperature. This model seems to be much more realistic for description of the PM state in La0. 9Sr0. 1MnO3 than an idealized Griffiths phase approach.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011