Effect of A-site ionic size variation on TCR and electrical transport properties of (Nd0.7-xLax)0.7Sr0.3MnO3 with x = 0, 0.1 and 0.2

Vadnala, S and Asthana, Saket and Pal, Prem and S, Srinath (2015) Effect of A-site ionic size variation on TCR and electrical transport properties of (Nd0.7-xLax)0.7Sr0.3MnO3 with x = 0, 0.1 and 0.2. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 73. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1757-8981

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In this work, the structural and transport properties of (Nd0.7-xLax)0.7Sr0.3MnO3 manganites with x 0, 0.1 and 0.2 prepared by solid state reaction route are studied. These compounds are found to be crystallized in orthorhombic structural form. Experimental results showing a shift in the metal to semiconductor/insulator transition temperature (TMI) towards room temperature (289 K) with the substitution of Nd by La, as the value of x is varied in the sequence (0,0.1,0.2), have been provided. The shift in the TMI, from 239 K (for x=0) to near the room temperature 289 K (for x=0.2), is attributed to the fact that the average radius <rA> of site-A increases with the percentage of La. The maximum temperature coefficients of resistance (TCR) of (Nd0.7-xLax)0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (x= 0.1 and 0.2) are found to be higher compared to its parent compound Nd0.7Sr0.3MnO3. The electrical transport mechanisms for (Nd0.7-xLax)0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (x= 0 to 0.2) are explored by using different theoretical models, for temperatures below and above TMI. An appropriate enlightenment for the observed behavior is discussed in detail.

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Asthana, Sakethttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-6420-3304
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manganese oxide; Solid state reactions; Transport properties
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2015 05:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 09:37
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1363
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/73/1/012047
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1757-8981/
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