The X-band electron magnetic resonance was measured on nano-sized half-doped La0.5Ca0.5MnO3 and electron-doped La0.4Ca0.6MnO3 manganite compounds at 5-600 K temperature range. The electron paramagnetic resonance parameters were fitted with known theoretical models. The low temperature ferromagnetic resonance data were analyzed together with the results of neutron diffraction and magnetic measurements. The size effects in half-doped and electron-doped nano-powders are strongly different. A suppression of bulk-like antiferromagnetic/charge ordered component and stabilization of frustrated ferromagnetic-like (FM) order were found for Ca0.5 series, in which the coreshell interaction and a spin disorder at the surfaces weaken upon increase in grain size. However, well pronounced FM spin correlations in the paramagnetic state of Ca0.6 nano-crystals have not induced the FM long-range ordering. The local nature of double exchange coupling and the resulting localization of carriers in electron-doped compounds seem to be responsible for this effect.
- A. Magnetically ordered materials
- A. Nanostructures
- E. Electron paramagnetic resonance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry