Vertruyen, B and Rulmont, A and Cloots, R and Ausloos, M and Fagnard, JF and Dorbolo, S and Vanderbemden, P (2004) Effects of silicon addition on the electrical and magnetic properties of copper-doped (La,Ca)MnO3 compounds. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 268. pp. 364-373. ISSN 0304-8853Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper we report about the electrical properties of La 0.7Ca0.3MnO3 compounds substituted by copper on the manganese site and/or deliberately contaminated by SiO2 in the reactant mixture. Several phenomena have been observed and discussed. SiO2 addition leads to the formation of an apatite-like secondary phase that affects the electrical conduction through the percolation of the charge carriers. On the other hand, depending on the relative amounts of copper and silicon, the temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity can be noticeably modified: our results enable us to compare the effects of crystallographic vacancies on the A and B sites of the perovskite with the influence of the copper ions substituted on the manganese site. The most original result occurs for the compounds with a small ratio Si/Cu, which display double-peaked resistivity vs. temperature curves. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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