Vertruyen, B and Cloots, R and Ausloos, M and Fagnard, JF and Vanderbemden, P (2007) Electrical transport and percolation in magnetoresistive manganite / insulating oxide composites: case of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 / Mn3O4.Full text not available from this repository.
We report the results of electrical resistivity measurements carried out on well-sintered La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 / Mn3O4 composite samples with almost constant composition of the magnetoresistive manganite phase (La0.7Ca0.3MnO3). A percolation threshold (fc) occurs when the La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 volume fraction is ~ 0.19. The dependence of the electrical resistivity as a function of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 volume fraction (fLCMO) can be described by percolation-like phenomenological equations. Fitting the conducting regime (fLCMO > fc) by the percolation power law returns a critical exponent t value of 2.0 +/- 0.2 at room temperature and 2.6 +/-0.2 at 5 K. The increase of t is ascribed to the influence of the grain boundaries on the electrical conduction process at low temperature.
|Additional Information:||7 pages, 3 figures, accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. B|
|Divisions:||Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||03 Oct 2013 08:10|
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2013 01:16|
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