Exchange bias phenomenon in (Nd1-xYx)(2/3)Ca1/3MnO3 (x=0, 0.1) perovskites


Exchange bias phenomenon, evident of antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase segregation state, has been observed in (Nd1-xYx)(2/3)Ca1/3MnO3 (x = 0, 0.1) compounds at low temperatures. A contribution to the total magnetization of the compounds due to the ferromagnetic phase has been evaluated. It has been found that yttrium doping leads to the growth of the ferromagnetic phase fraction. The ferromagnetic phase in the doped compound has a lower coercivity H-c and more rectangular form of the hysteresis loop. The values of the exchange bias field H-EB and coercivity are found to be strongly dependent on the cooling magnetic field H-cool. In sufficiently high magnetic fields, H-cool > 5 kOe, H-EB in the doped compound is about twice as low as in the parent compound. This difference is attributed to a lower exchange interaction and higher saturation magnetization of the ferromagnetic phase in (Nd0.9Y0.1)(2/3)Ca1/3MnO3. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.






Fertman, EL; Fedorchenko, AV; Kotlyar, AV; Desnenko, VA; Cizmar, E; Baran, A; Khalyavin, DD; Salak, AN; Shvartsman, VV; Feher, A

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This work was supported by the project TUMOCS, funded by the European Commission in the framework of the HORIZON-2020 through the Marie Curie Grant No. 645660. A. V. Fedorchenko acknowledges the financial support by the Slovak Academic Information Agency (SAIA), which supported this study through the National Scholarship Programme (NSP) of the Slovak Republic (Grant No. 12509). The authors also acknowledge the support by the Slovak Research and Development Agency within the projects VEGA 1/0145/3 and APVV-0132-11.

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