Solid State Science and Technology, Vol. 19, No 1 (2011) 83-87

ISSN 0128-7389

STRUCTURAL, ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETORESISTANCE OF

La 0.7Ca0.28 Sr0.02MnO3 AT DIFFERENT SINTERING TEMPERATURES

 

R.Ramli1,*, L.S. Ewe1, W. N. Voon1and K.P.Lim2

 1College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Km 7, Jalan Kajang-Puchong,

43009 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

 2Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia,

43300 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

 

ABSTRACT

The structural, electrical and magnetoresistance of La0.7Ca0.28Sr0.02MnO3 perovskites  have been investigated. The materials were prepared using co-precipitation method  (COP) at sintering temperature of 1120 oC, 1220 oC and 1320 oC, respectively.  Characterization by X-Ray diffraction showed that they have orthorhombic structure  with Pbnm space group. Insulator metal transition, Tim increased from 261 K to 272 K with increasing of sintering temperature. Magnetoresistance (MR) measurements were  carried out in the presence of magnetic fields from 0.1 T to 1 T at room temperature. In the present investigation, the percentage of MR of all the materials are found to increase  with increasing magnetic field. MR values almost increase with increasing sintering temperature and this trend can be explained by the conduction mechanism due to the  grain growth of materials.

 

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