Title: Magnetotransport in epitaxial thin films of the magnetic perovskite Pr0.5Sr0.5MnO3
Authors: Wagner, Patrick Hermann ×
Metlushko, V
Trappeniers, Lieven
Vantomme, André
Vanacken, Johan
Kido, G
Moshchalkov, Victor
Bruynseraede, Yvan #
Issue Date: Feb-1997
Publisher: Published for the American Physical Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed Matter vol:55 issue:6 pages:3699-3707
Abstract: Thin, <(c)over right arrow -axis> oriented films of the magnetic perovskite Pr0.5Sr0.5MnO3 were prepared by dc-magnetron sputtering, structurally characterized by x-ray diffraction and their physical properties investigated by magnetization and electrical transport measurements. Ferromagnetic ordering appears in zero field at 263 K, followed by a second transition into an antiferromagnetic state at 160 K. The zero-field resistivity has a semiconducting behavior above the Curie and below the Neel temperature and is analyzed in the framework of Mott's variable range hopping concept. Quasimetallic behavior is observed within the ferromagnetic state, whose temperature range can be extended by applying an external magnetic field. The negative magnetoresistance effect increases systematically with decreasing temperature and reaches a value of 700% at 1.5 K in a field of 12 T. In the ferro- and antiferromagnetic phases, the field induced resistivity decrease scales with the Brillouin function, suggesting the existence of magnetically polarized regions with a total magnetic moment which is reduced upon entering the antiferromagnetic state.
ISSN: 0163-1829
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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