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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Element-specific And Bulk Magnetism, Electronic, And Crystal Structures Of La 0.70ca 0.30mn 1-xcr Xo 3
Author: Terashita H.
Cezar J.C.
Ardito F.M.
Bufaical L.F.
Granado E.
Abstract: The magnetic interactions in La 0.70Ca 0.30Mn 1-xCr xO 3 (x=0.15, 0.50, and 0.70) are investigated by x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), high-resolution x-ray powder diffraction, and bulk magnetization measurements. XAS in the Mn and Cr L 2,3 edges support stable single valent Cr3 + ions and a varying Mn valence state with x, while the O K edge XAS spectrum reveals local maxima in the O 2p density of states close to the Fermi level due to mixing with Mn and Cr 3d states. A robust antiferromagnetic state is found for x=0.70 below T N=258 K. For x=0.15, combined XMCD and bulk magnetization measurements indicate a fully polarized ferrimagnetic state for the Mn and Cr spins below T c=224 K. For x=0.50, a reduced ferrimagnetic component dominated by Mn spins is present below T c=154 K. No evidence of lattice anomalies due to cooperative charge and orbital orderings is found by x-ray diffraction for all samples. The magnetic properties of this system are rationalized in terms of a competition of ferromagnetic Mn-Mn double exchange and antiferromagnetic Cr-Cr and Cr-Mn superexchange interactions. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.104401
Date Issue: 2012
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