Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 23, pp 19965–19975 | Cite as

Low temperature studies of Bi doped Pr0.6Sr0.4MnO3 manganites: magnetization and magneto-transport

  • Pramod R. Nadig
  • K. R. Vighnesh
  • Anita D’Souza
  • Mamatha D. DaivajnaEmail author


Low temperature magnetization and resistivity measurements of bismuth (Bi) doped Pr0.6−xBixSr0.4MnO3 (x = 0.2, 0.23 and 0.25) manganites synthesized by solid state reaction method are reported here. Resistivity measurements in all bismuth doped samples in the absence of field show no significant metal–insulator transition. But for x = 0.2, in zero field the transition observed at lower temperature is associated with hysteresis indicating its first order nature. The resistivity and magnetization measurements establish the coexistence of ferromagnetic metallic and antiferromagnetic insulating phase at lower temperature. We present magnetization and resistivity measurements on higher concentration of bismuth exhibiting the coexistence of two phases at low temperature and the kinetic arrest of a first-order ferromagnetic-to-antiferromagnetic transition.



This work was supported by UGC-DAE CSR Indore Centre (Grant No. CSR-IC/CRS-161/2015-16/18). Authors are thankful to Dr. P D Babu, UGC-DAE CSR Mumbai centre magnetization measurements and Dr. Rajeev Rawat, UGC-DAE CSR Indore centre for resistivity and magnetotransport measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pramod R. Nadig
    • 1
  • K. R. Vighnesh
    • 1
  • Anita D’Souza
    • 1
  • Mamatha D. Daivajna
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Manipal Insititute of TechnologyManipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia

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