On magnetic ordering in heavily sodium substituted hole doped lanthanum manganites

N. Sethulakshmi, A. N. Unnimaya, I. A. Al-Omari, Salim Al-Harthi, S. Sagar, Senoy Thomas, G. Srinivasan, M. R. Anantharaman

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Abstract

Mixed valence manganite system with monovalent sodium substituted lanthanum manganites form the basis of the present work. Lanthanum manganites belonging to the series La1-xNaxMnO3 with x=0.5-0.9 were synthesized using modified citrate gel method. Variation of lattice parameters and unit cell volume with Na concentration were analyzed and the magnetization measurements indicated ferromagnetic ordering in all samples at room temperature. Low temperature magnetization behavior indicated that all samples exhibit antiferromagnetism along with ferromagnetism and it has also been observed that antiferromagnetic ordering dominates ferromagnetic ordering as concentration is increased. Evidence for such a magnetic inhomogeneity in these samples has been confirmed from the variation in Mn3+/Mn4+ ion ratio from X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and from the absorption peak studies using Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume391
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2015

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Keywords

  • Lanthanum manganites
  • Magnetic inhomogeneity
  • Mixed valency
  • Monovalent substitution
  • Na concentration
  • Oxygen vacancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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