Robust random telegraph conductivity noise in single crystals of the ferromagnetic insulating manganite La0.86 Ca0.14 MnO3

J. Przybytek, J. Fink-Finowicki, R. Puźniak, A. Shames, V. Markovich, D. Mogilyansky, G. Jung

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Abstract

Robust random telegraph conductivity fluctuations have been observed in La0.86Ca0.14MnO3 manganite single crystals. At room temperatures, the spectra of conductivity fluctuations are featureless and follow a 1/f shape in the entire experimental frequency and bias range. Upon lowering the temperature, clear Lorentzian bias-dependent excess noise appears on the 1/f background and eventually dominates the spectral behavior. In the time domain, fully developed Lorentzian noise appears as pronounced two-level random telegraph noise with a thermally activated switching rate, which does not depend on bias current and applied magnetic field. The telegraph noise is very robust and persists in the exceptionally wide temperature range of more than 50 K. The amplitude of the telegraph noise decreases exponentially with increasing bias current in exactly the same manner as the sample resistance increases with the current, pointing out the dynamic current redistribution between percolation paths dominated by phase-separated clusters with different conductivity as a possible origin of two-level conductivity fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125101
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017

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