Effect of multiferroic BiFeO₃ doping on electrical, magnetic and magnetoresistance properties of La₀.₈Ag₀.₂Mn0₃ / Izyan Nuraini Sapian

Sapian, Izyan Nuraini (2013) Effect of multiferroic BiFeO₃ doping on electrical, magnetic and magnetoresistance properties of La₀.₈Ag₀.₂Mn0₃ / Izyan Nuraini Sapian. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Composites with composition (l-#) Lao.8Ago.2Mn03 (LaAgMnO) / (x) BiFe03 (BFO) ceramics were prepared using the conventional solid-state synthesis method to investigate the effect of BFO on electrical, magnetoresistance and magnetic properties. The structure and morphology of composites have been studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). The XRD results showed a slight decrease in unit cell volume is probably due to some parts of BFO content substituted at the LaAgMnO lattice while the results of SEM showed rounded grains and connectivity between grains are improved as a result of BFO doping. Resistivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements showed both metalinsulator transition temperatures, TMi and paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition temperature, Tc decreased with increased BFO content indicating suppression of double exchange, DE mechanism. The temperature dependence of MR shows a small peak around TMi for all samples which ascribed to the intrinsic MR effect. Below the MR peak, the MR increase almost linearly with decreasing temperature for all samples and this is ascribed to the phenomena of extrinsic MR. The highest MR% (at 40 K) was observed for the x = 1.5% sample which showed an MR of more than twice that of the undoped (x = 0%) sample. This extrinsic effect is suggested to be related to spin polarized tunneling between grains. Under external field spin polarized tunneling of conduction electrons is enhanced as a result of improved spin alignment. It is suggested that BFO induced some kind of magnetoelectric coupling between BFO and LaAgMO which producing enhanced MR effect.


Item Type: Student Project
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Sapian, Izyan Nuraini
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Yahya, Ahmad Kamal Hayati (Prof Dr )
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Degree of Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physic
Keywords: electrical, magnetic, ceramics
Date: January 2013
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44205
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