We report on a ìSR and 55 Mn NMR investigation of the magnetic order parameter as a function of temperature in the optimally doped La(5/8)(CaySr(1.y))(3/8)MnO3 and in the underdoped La1.xSrxMnO3 and La1.xCaxMnO3 metallic manganite families. The study is aimed at unravelling the effect of lattice distortions, implicitly controlled by the Ca-Sr isoelectronic substitution, from that of hole doping x on the Curie temperature TC and the order of the magnetic transition. At optimal doping, the transitions are second order at all y values, including the y = 1 (La(5/8)Ca(3/8)MnO3) end member. By contrast, they are first order in the underdoped samples, which show a finite (truncated) order parameter at the Curie point, including La(0.75)Sr(0.25)MnO3 whose TC is much higher than that of La(5/8)Ca(3/8)MnO3. The order parameter curves, on the other hand, exhibit a very minor dependence on x, if truncation is excepted. This suggests that the effective exchange interaction between Mn ions is essentially governed by local distortions, in agreement with the original double-exchange model, while truncation is primarily, if not entirely, an effect of under- or over-doping. A phase diagram, separating in the x.y plane polaron-driven first order transitions from regular second order transitions governed by critical fluctuations, is proposed for the La(1.x)(CaySr(1.y))xMnO3 system.

Band filling effect on polaron localization in La1-x(Ca(y)Sr1-y)xMnO3 manganites

SANNA, SAMUELE;
2014

Abstract

We report on a ìSR and 55 Mn NMR investigation of the magnetic order parameter as a function of temperature in the optimally doped La(5/8)(CaySr(1.y))(3/8)MnO3 and in the underdoped La1.xSrxMnO3 and La1.xCaxMnO3 metallic manganite families. The study is aimed at unravelling the effect of lattice distortions, implicitly controlled by the Ca-Sr isoelectronic substitution, from that of hole doping x on the Curie temperature TC and the order of the magnetic transition. At optimal doping, the transitions are second order at all y values, including the y = 1 (La(5/8)Ca(3/8)MnO3) end member. By contrast, they are first order in the underdoped samples, which show a finite (truncated) order parameter at the Curie point, including La(0.75)Sr(0.25)MnO3 whose TC is much higher than that of La(5/8)Ca(3/8)MnO3. The order parameter curves, on the other hand, exhibit a very minor dependence on x, if truncation is excepted. This suggests that the effective exchange interaction between Mn ions is essentially governed by local distortions, in agreement with the original double-exchange model, while truncation is primarily, if not entirely, an effect of under- or over-doping. A phase diagram, separating in the x.y plane polaron-driven first order transitions from regular second order transitions governed by critical fluctuations, is proposed for the La(1.x)(CaySr(1.y))xMnO3 system.
Allodi G, G.; De Renzi, R; Zheng, K; Sanna, Samuele; Sidorenko, A; Baumann, C; Righi, L; Orlandi, F; Calestani, G.
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