The effect of neodymium substitution on the lanthanum site in La0.7-xNdxPb0.3MnO3 perovskite polycrystalline has been systematically studied. The substitution of neodymium for lanthanum causes structure change from rhombohedral to orthorhombic. Ferromagnetism is suppressed as neodymium content increases. The magnetic order changes from a ferromagnetic long-range order with x = 0.0 to a spin-glass nature with x = 0.7. Besides, the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic transition temperature values are lower for the neodymium phases than for the lanthanum ones. Therefore, the introduction of neodymium degrades symmetry of the structure, diminishes the spin-coupling exchange interaction, and results in changes of magnetic properties. This fact is in good agreement with increasing the B value in Bloch's T3/2 law and decreasing the spin-wave stiffness parameter D in quadratic dispersion relation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Aug|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)