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Signature of Ferromagnetic Phase at Low Temperature in Low-Doped La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 Single Crystal

  • Tejas M. TankEmail author
  • M. Prajapat
  • D. S. Rana
  • A. Bodhaye
  • Ya. M. Mukovskii
  • S. P. Sanyal
Original Paper
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Abstract

The confirmation of ferromagnetism at low temperature in a low-doped manganites system is always debatable. It is for the first time, electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties have been measured for manganites single crystal of La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 by using a floating-zone method. The electrical resistivity shows a perceptible change of resistance at a low temperature which can be viewed as a signature of the ferromagnetic phase. The ferromagnetic phase of the investigated La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 single crystal with Curie temperature of TC = 120 K which is in closed agreement with ac-susceptibility measurement. An analysis of the specific heat suggests the transition peak (TP) coincides with the TC and attains 1.2 J mol−1 K at 116 K. The magnetoresistance (MR) and temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) were found to be 69% and 10% respectively, which expands its subtle potential for applications in spintronics and thermistor.

Keywords

Manganites Single crystal Crystal growth Magnetic properties Specific heat 

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Acknowledgements

Authors are grateful to UGC DAE-CSR, Indore and IISER, Bhopal for providing experimental facilities. SPS would like to acknowledge UGC-SAP, New Delhi, India, for this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of Science Education and ResearchBhopalIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBarkatullah UniversityBhopalIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsSt. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering & TechnologyNagpurIndia
  4. 4.National Science and Technology University, (MISIS)MoscowRussia

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