Detailed magnetic and nonlinear susceptibility measurements of the La1-xZnxMnO3 system are reported. For x = 0.05 and 0.1, a typical ferromagnetic (FM) signal in the field-cooled curve is observed at 38 K. However, for the insulating antiferromagnetic (AFM) parent compound LaMnO3 and for the x = 0.2 and 0.33 samples, the magnetization curves in the low temperature range, are smooth and flat. This observation confirms the coexistence of finite FM clusters in the insulating AFM region below the critical concentration (xc = 0.16) for percolation, predicted by the percolation model.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2000|
- LaZMnOferromagnetic clusters