Title: Phase separation and persistent magnetic memory effect in La(0.625)Ca(0.375)MnO(3) and La(0.375)Pr(0.25)Ca(0.375)MnO(3) films
Authors: Tsai, Y. T.
Chang, W. J.
Hsieh, C. C.
Luo, C. W.
Wu, K. H.
Uen, T. M.
Juang, J. Y.
Lin, J. Y.
Department of Electrophysics
Institute of Physics
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Abstract: Both La(0.375)Pr(0.25)Ca(0.375)MnO(3) (LPCMO) and La(0.625)Ca(0.375)MnO(3) (LCMO) were found to exhibit coexistence of competing orders (phase separation) over a wide temperature range. However, substantial hysteretic behaviors in both of the temperature-dependent resistance [R(T)] and magnetization [M(T)] also known as the persistent magnetic memory effect (PMME)] are only displayed in LPCMO. The results indicate that, in LPCMO, the size distribution of the coexisting charge-ordered insulating and metallic ferromagnetic (FM) phases plays a determinant role in the PMME effects in different temperature regimes. Moreover, due to the direct competition between the two coexisting phases, the system is most susceptible to the external applied field in the hysteretic temperature region. On the other hand, in LCMO, the phase transition between paramagnetic and FM is more like an isomorphic transition in pure materials, and thus does not show significant hysteresis. c 2009 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.3055802]
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3055802
ISSN: 0021-8979
DOI: 10.1063/1.3055802
Volume: 105
Issue: 1
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