Effect of A-site cation size mismatch on charge ordering behavior in (La1-xYx)(0.5)(Ca1-ySry)(0.5)MnO3

Wang, Y.Q., Maclaren, I. , Duan, X.F., Wang, Z.H. and Shen, B.G. (2001) Effect of A-site cation size mismatch on charge ordering behavior in (La1-xYx)(0.5)(Ca1-ySry)(0.5)MnO3. Journal of Applied Physics, 90(1), pp. 488-492. (doi:10.1063/1.1376402)

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Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) has been used to determine the valence state of manganese for all the samples at low temperature (93 K). EELS results indicate that the valence state of manganese keeps constant (∼3.5) for all the samples. The effects of the A-site cation size mismatch on the charge ordering (CO) behaviors in the manganites (La1−xYx)0.5(Ca1−ySry)0.5MnO3(La1−xYx)0.5(Ca1−ySry)0.5MnO3 are studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TEM images show that the size mismatch and disorder of A-site cations have a suppression effect on the CO transition. The schematic models are proposed for the incommensurate CO modulation in the samples with size mismatch σ2⩽0.003.σ2⩽0.003. The disappearance of the CO transition in the sample with the largest mismatch (σ2=0.005)(σ2=0.005) is explained by the random arrangements of Mn3+Mn3+ and Mn4+Mn4+ ions.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLaren, Dr Ian
Authors: Wang, Y.Q., Maclaren, I., Duan, X.F., Wang, Z.H., and Shen, B.G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Physics
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN (Online):1089-7550
Published Online:01 June 2001

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