Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 145–150 | Cite as

Structural, magnetic, thermodynamic, and transport properties of A-site disordered Nd0.3Sm0.2Sr0.5MnO3

  • N. Kumar Swamy
  • N. Pavan Kumar
  • Manish Gupta
  • S. Sanmukhrao Samatham
  • V. Ganesan
  • Vikas Malik
  • B. K. Das


The structural, magnetic, thermodynamic, and transport properties of polycrystalline sample of A-site disordered Nd0.3Sm0.2Sr0.5MnO3 were investigated in an attempt to understand the effect of substitution of Sm over well-studied parent compound Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3. Samples were prepared by the solid-state ceramic route method and characterized by XRD and standard iodometric titration. DC magnetization of the sample was measured by a SQUID Magnetometer. Electrical resistivity of the sample was measured by the standard four probe method. Results showed that doping with Sm allowed first-order phase transition from ferromagnetic metal to antiferromagnetic insulator state and a charge ordering at 150 K was also observed. Magnetocaloric effect studies were carried out from the specific heat data.


Manganites First-order phase transition Charge ordering Magnetocaloric effect 



The authors are grateful to DRDO, Govt. of India for supporting the present research work through a Research project (No. EPR/ER/0803750/M/01/1207). Second author thanks CSIR for providing fellowship. We also thank the Director, UGC-DAE CSR, Indore and Dr. D. Das, Dr S Chatterjee, and Mr P V Rajesh, UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata, Prof R K Kotnala, Dr Jyoti Shah, NPL, Delhi and Prof D Varshney, DAVV, Indore for their valuable discussions, encouragement, and guidance. We acknowledge the funding of DST, Government of India, for providing funds to the PPMS and MPMS facility at CSR India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kumar Swamy
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Pavan Kumar
    • 3
  • Manish Gupta
    • 1
  • S. Sanmukhrao Samatham
    • 4
  • V. Ganesan
    • 4
  • Vikas Malik
    • 1
  • B. K. Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Material Science Research LabITM UniversityGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.School of Engineering and ResearchITM UniversityNew RaipurIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  4. 4.Low Temperature LabUGC-DAE CSRIndoreIndia

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