Magnetoresistance Effects for the Inhomogeneous Perovskite System of Ag Doped La0.833Na0.167MnO3
The transport properties of the inhomogeneous system (1/4) Ag2O-La0.833Na0.167MnO3 (LNMO/Ag) have been systematically studied. X-ray diffraction patterns show that the LNMO/Ag sample is the two-phase composite and consists of a magnetic La0.833Na0.167MnO3 (LNMO) perovskite phase and a nonmagnetic Ag metal phase. The resistivity of the sample decreases dramatically with Ag added into the pure perovskite LNMO manganites. For the LNMO/Ag sample, the Curie temperature TC is 331 ± 2 K and slightly higher than that of the LNMO sample (323 ± 2 K). Due to the dope of Ag metal, the room temperature magnetoresistance effect is enhanced significantly (from 7% for the pure LNMO manganites to 23% for the LNMO/Ag sample under a relative lower field of 0.5 T and from 37.5% for the LNMO sample to 41 % for the LNMO/Ag sample under a high field of 6 T at the temperature of 330 K. In the low temperature regime, the magnetoresistance ratio of the LNMO/Ag sample is smaller than that of the LNMO sample, which is contrary to the magnetoresistance effect in high temperature. The effects are discussed qualitatively by use of a model which is based on the relative change among the intrinsic magnetoresistance effect and the extrinsic magnetoresistance effect.
J. Wu "Magnetoresistance Effects for the Inhomogeneous Perovskite System of Ag Doped La0.833Na0.167MnO3", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 553-558, 2012