Sahu, Ranjan K (2006) Effect of Mo doping on magnetic and transport properties of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 305 (1). pp. 47-52.
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The substitutional effect of Mo on the magnetic and transport properties of double exchange ferromagnets, La0.5Sr0.5Co1−x MoxO3 (0x0.2) has been investigated. Substitution of 10% Mo at the Co-site of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 decreases the Curie temperature by 60 K than that of the parent compound and the long-range ferromagnetic ordering disappears for x0.2. The Mo-doped samples, however, undergo a transition from the parent metallic state to the insulating state below Tc. The insulating state is found to obey Mott's variable range hopping of conduction. The effect of Mo substitution is attributed to the factors namely, (i) the dilution of magnetic Co sublattice, (ii) the reduction of Co4+/Co3+ ratio resulting in a reduced carrier concentration and (iii) disruption of the intermediate spin structure of Co, namely Co3+: t2g5eg1.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Chemical synthesis; Magnetically ordered materials; Electron transport; Order–disorder effect|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2010 15:29|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2012 17:15|
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