Size and nonstoichiometry effects on magnetic properties La 0.5Ca0.5MnO3 manganite

E. Rozenberg, M. I. Tsindlekht, I. Felner, E. Sominski, A. Gedanken, Ya M. Mukovskii, Cheol Eui Lee

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AC and dc magnetic measurements in temperature interval 5-350 K and at external magnetic field H ≤ 5 T were employed to probe the finite-size and nonstoichiometry effects on magnetic ordering of La0.5Ca 0.5MnO3 half-doped manganite compound. It is shown that the complex mixed magnetic ordering in bulk samples appears to be unstable regarding the both effects. The strongest one is the size effect, suppressing the mixed order and inducing the ferromagnetic-like one, which is characteristic also for other half-doped manganites. The small variations in cation composition (nonstoichiometry), which don't influence the crystal structure, lead to strong perturbations in the mixed magnetic ordering of the bulk. The results obtained are discussed in the terms of pronounced competition of spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom, characteristic for doped manganites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4957706
Pages (from-to)2576-2579
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Israeli Science Foundation administered by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities under Grant 845/05; and by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (NRL R0A-2008-000-20066-0, User Program of Proton Engineering Frontier Project, KRF-2006-005-J03601). The authors thank Dr. Mogilaynsky for help in XRD measurements.


  • Magnetization processes
  • Manganese compounds
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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