Magnetoresistance behavior in external, internal and mixed doped lanthanum manganite thin films

Srinivas V. Pietambaram, D. Kumar, Rajiv K. Singh, C. B. Lee

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A systematic investigation focused on the magnetoresistance behavior of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3, La0.7MnO3 and La0.7Ca0.2MnO3 thin films has been carried out. Thin films of these materials have been grown in situ on (100) LaAlO3 substrates using a pulsed laser deposition technique. Microstructural characterization carried out on these films has shown that the films are smooth, free from impurities, and highly textured. As indicated by their unit chemical formulae, these films represent external, internal and mixed (external and internal) doped lanthanum manganite systems, respectively. Electrical resistance and magnetoresistance have been measured in the 10-300 K range in magnetic field up to 5T using SQUID magnetometer. The MR ratios of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3, La0.7MnO3, and La0.7Ca0.2MnO3 films are found to be 825%, 700% and 750% at 200 K, 240 K and 220 K, respectively. The variation in the insulator to metal transition and the MR ratio is attributed to internal chemical pressure and vacancy localization effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 13 Apr 199815 Apr 1998


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