Electron magnetic resonance (EMR) in sonochemically prepared doped nano-manganites Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract X-band electron magnetic resonance method was explored for study of sonochemically prepared nano-powders of La-based doped manganites: La 0.7 Sr 0.3 MnO 3 and La 0.9 Ca 0.1 MnO 3 at 115 ⩽ T ⩽ 600 K temperature interval, including main characteristic points of its magnetic transitions. The data obtained were compared with those for crushed bulk single crystals of the same compositions. It is shown that nano-powder of La 0.7 Sr 0.3 MnO 3 has the same ferromagnetic ordering as its bulk counterpart, being more homogeneous and less anisotropic. While, nano-powder of La 0.9 Ca 0.1 MnO 3 shows two distinct ferromagnetic phases in a marked contrast to the bulk sample, where complex magnetic structure comprising canted antiferromagnetic matrix and ferromagnetic clusters is observed. To explain the observed phenomena, the crucial role of nano-scale grain size and its interplay with spin and charge degrees of freedom in considered systems are discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007