Signature of Ferromagnetic Phase at Low Temperature in Low-Doped La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 Single Crystal


The confirmation of ferromagnetism at low temperature in a low-doped manganites system is always debatable. It is for the first time, electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties have been measured for manganites single crystal of La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 by using a floating-zone method. The electrical resistivity shows a perceptible change of resistance at a low temperature which can be viewed as a signature of the ferromagnetic phase. The ferromagnetic phase of the investigated La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 single crystal with Curie temperature of TC = 120 K which is in closed agreement with ac-susceptibility measurement. An analysis of the specific heat suggests the transition peak (TP) coincides with the TC and attains 1.2 J mol−1 K at 116 K. The magnetoresistance (MR) and temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) were found to be 69% and 10% respectively, which expands its subtle potential for applications in spintronics and thermistor.

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Authors are grateful to UGC DAE-CSR, Indore and IISER, Bhopal for providing experimental facilities. SPS would like to acknowledge UGC-SAP, New Delhi, India, for this work.

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Tank, T.M., Prajapat, M., Rana, D.S. et al. Signature of Ferromagnetic Phase at Low Temperature in Low-Doped La0.88Ca0.12MnO3 Single Crystal. J Supercond Nov Magn 32, 3265–3272 (2019).

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  • Manganites
  • Single crystal
  • Crystal growth
  • Magnetic properties
  • Specific heat