Correlations between the magnetic and structural properties of Ca-doped BiMnO3

H. Woo, T. A. Tyson, Mark Croft, J. C. Woicik, Sang-Wook Cheong

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Abstract

The Bi1-xCaxMnO3 system is known to exhibit charge ordering for a much broader range of x than the La1-xCaxMnO3 system. However, the properties of Bi1-xCaxMnO3 over the entire doping range are not well understood. We have performed magnetization and resistivity measurements as well as x-ray absorption and x-ray diffraction measurements on Bi1-xCaxMnO3 to correlate structural, magnetic, and transport properties. The system is insulating and antiferromagnetic for the entire range of x studied (x≥0.4) except near x∼0.9, where we find a canted spin arrangement with approximately one Bohr magneton per Mn site. Detailed magnetization measurements were performed as a function of field and temperature to explore the net moment on the Mn sites as a function of x and reveal the charge ordering and Néel temperatures. X-ray absorption measurements reveal significant structural distortions of the Mn-O bond distributions with increasing Bi content that correlates directly with increasing charge-ordering temperatures. Moreover, the x-ray diffraction data reveal peak splittings consistent with lower-symmetry cells as Bi content increases. These structural-magnetic correlations point to the importance of Mn-O distortions in stabilizing the charge-ordered state in the manganites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number134412
Pages (from-to)1344121-13441212
Number of pages12097092
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume63
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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