Influence of SmJ+ substitution at la-site on resistivity and magnetoresistance of (Lai.xSmx)0.8Ago.2Mn03 / Mohd Ikhwan Adzam

Adzam, Mohd Ikhwan (2010) Influence of SmJ+ substitution at la-site on resistivity and magnetoresistance of (Lai.xSmx)0.8Ago.2Mn03 / Mohd Ikhwan Adzam. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The effect of Samarium, Sm substitution at La-site in (Lai. xSmx)0.8Ago.2Mn03 (x=0.00, 0.05 and 0.10) system on structural and magneto-transport properties have been investigated. The samples were prepared using solid state reaction method. XRD data shows that the samples are single phase with orthorhombic distorted perovskites structure. Temperature dependence resistivity measurements showed double peaks Tpi and TP2 with metallic behavior below transition temperature and insulator behavior above transition temperature. With increasing Sm3+ concentration, the metal-insulator transition, Tpi and TP2 shifted to lower temperature and resistivity increase. This was probably due to the weakening of the double-exchange mechanism. However, under 0.7T of magnetic field, the resistivity of all samples decreased with Tpi shifted to higher temperature. However, TP2 does not changed with the increase in magnetic field. The decrease in resistivity for each sample is probably due to improved alignment of the electron pair involved in the strengthening the double-exchange mechanism and weakening the Jahn-Teller effect. The metallic region was fitted to the electron-magnon scattering model and insulator region was fitted to Mott-VRH model (Variable Range Hopping).


Item Type: Student Project
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Adzam, Mohd Ikhwan
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Yahya, Ahmad Kamal (Assoc. Prof.)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Radiation physics (General)
Q Science > QC Physics > Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Degree of Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physic
Keywords: samarium, methalic, magnetoresistance
Date: May 2010
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