Short-range charge order correlations in Sm 1- x Sr x MnO 3 near a half-doped composition revealed by EPR Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract EPR study of polycrystalline Sm 1− x Sr x MnO 3 samples ( x =0.40, 0.45, 0.50) within the temperature range 100–500 K has revealed some details of its phase diagram. A change of the first-order ferromagnetic transition at T C ≈130 K (for x =0.40, 0.45) into the second-order one (for x =0.50) was clearly demonstrated. Analysis of the EPR line intensities reveal a charge ordering above 250 K for all the compositions in spite of its short-range nature. For x =0.50 composition, a short-range antiferromagnetic ordering was also found below 170 K. The latter might be responsible for suppression of the first-order type of the ferromagnetic transition.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002