The first transition-metal-only double perovskite compound, Mn2+2Fe3+Re5+O6, with 17 unpaired d electrons displays ferrimagnetic ordering up to 520 K and a giant positive magnetoresistance of up to 220 % at 5 K and 8 T. These properties result from the ferrimagnetically coupled Fe and Re sublattice and are affected by a two-to-one magnetic-structure transition of the Mn sublattice when a magnetic field is applied. Theoretical calculations indicate that the half-metallic state can be mainly attributed to the spin polarization of the Fe and Re sites.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- density functional calculations
- giant magnetoresistance
- magnetic properties
- perovskite phases