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Electrical-transport studies on (La1-xPrx)2/3Ba1/3MnO3 compounds


Abdullah, Huda and Shaari, Abdul Halim (2008) Electrical-transport studies on (La1-xPrx)2/3Ba1/3MnO3 compounds. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8 (23). pp. 4428-4433. ISSN 1812-5654; ESSN: 1812-5662


The magnetic and transport properties of (La1-xPrx)2/3Ba1/3MnO3 (x = 0, 0.1677, 0.333, 0.500, 0.677, 0.833, 1.000) compounds, prepared by the solid state reaction have been investigated. The metal-insulator transition (Tp) was determined by using the standard four-point probe resistivity measurement between of 30 and 300 K. With increasing Pr doping, Tp shifted to lower temperatures, which are greater than 300, 270, 250, 226, 202, 186 and 158 K for x = 0, 0.1677, 0.333, 0.500, 0.677, 0.833 and 1.000, respectively. By analyzing the data using several theoretical models, it was concluded that the metallic (ferromagnetic) part of the resistivity (ρ), (below TP), fits well with the equation ρ = ρ0 + ρ2T2. This indicates that ρ0 is due to the grain/domain boundary effects. The second term ~ρ2T2 appears to be attributed to electron-electron scattering. In the high temperature range (T>TP) (the paramagnetic insulating regime) adiabatic small polaron models fit well in different temperature regions, thereby indicating that polaron hopping might be responsible for the conduction mechanism. The activation energy (Ea) also increases as the doping concentration increases.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/jas.2008.4428.4433
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Metal-insulator transition temperature (Tp); Activation energy (Ea); Polaron
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 08:47
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