Effect of particle size on magnetic properties of LaMnO3 + δ nanoparticles

V. Markovich, I. Fita, D. Mogilyansky, A. Wisniewski, R. Puzniak, L. Titelman, L. Vradman, M. Herskowitz, G. Gorodetsky

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Abstract

Magnetic properties of nanocrystalline LaMnO3 + δ manganites with particle sizes of 20 (LMO20), 25 (LMO25), and 30 nm (LMO30), prepared by the citrate method, have been investigated. All nanoparticles exhibit paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition (PFT) at TC > 200 K. It was found that the relative volume of the ferromagnetic phase increases with increasing particle size and approaches a value of about 93% for LMO30. Ac susceptibility of LMO20 sample exhibits strong frequency dependence below TC, whereas for LMO30 sample only weak frequency dependence was observed. The magnetization of LMO30 sample exhibits a PFT of second order. It was found that an applied pressure enhances TC of LaMnO3 + δ particles with a pressure coefficient of d TC / d P ≈ 1.4 - 1.9 K / kbar for all samples. Peculiar magnetic memory and negative magnetization effects observed for LMO20 sample are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-482
Number of pages7
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Volume44
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Curie temperature
  • Nanocrystalline manganites
  • Particle size
  • Pressure effects

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