E. Kikuchi

Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: We have investigated magnetic, electrical, and thermal transport properties (Seebeck effect and thermal conductivity) of LaSr2Mn2−yCryO7 polycrystalline samples (y=0.1, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6). The Cr3+ substitution for Mn3+ sites causes a removal of dx2−y2 orbital of eg electron, resulting in a volume shrinkage of the lattice. Magnetic measurements reveal the appearance of a glassy behavior for Cr-doped samples, accompanied by both a collapse of the A-type antiferromagnetic structure and the growth of ferromagnetic clusters. Cr-doping effect on electrical transport strongly enhances an insulating behavior over a wide range of temperatures, while it suppresses a local minimum of thermoelectric power at lower temperatures. For all polycrystalline samples with Cr substitution, the variable-range-hopping conduction model gives a reasonable fit to both resistivities and Seebeck coefficients. The phonon thermal conduction gradually rises with increasing Cr content, which is in contrast to a typical impurity effect on thermal conductivity. We attribute this to a suppression of local lattice distortion through the introduction of Jahn-Teller inactive ions of Cr3+.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 04/2005; 72(22). · 3.77 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have carried out thermoelectric power (S), magnetization and magnetoresistance measurements on LaSr2Mn2-yCryO7 compounds (y=0.1, 0.2 and 0.4). In the bilayer manganite LaSr2Mn2O7 (hole doping level x=1/2), it is well known that the coexistence of metallic A-type antiferromagnetic (AF) phase and CE-type charge/orbital order (CO/OO) phase is essential to understand physical properties. The Cr-doping strongly suppressed the AF transition temperature and its associated peak in S down to lower temperatures. The Cr impurities on the Mn site in the bilayer manganite system did not cause such a dramatic influence as the insulator to metal transition in cubic manganites. This finding is discussed on the basis of phase separation model concerning the A-type majority and CE-type minority phases.
    Physica B Condensed Matter 05/2003; · 1.28 Impact Factor