Magnetothermopower and magnetoresistivity of RuSr 2Gd 1-xLa xCu 2O 8 (x=0,0.1)

C. J. Liu, C. S. Sheu, T. W. Wu, L. C. Huang, F. H. Hsu, H. D. Yang, G. V.M. Williams, Chia Jung C. Liu

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Abstract

We report measurements of magnetothermopower and magnetoresistivity as a function of temperature on RuSr 2Gd 1-xLa xCu 2O 8 (x=0,0.1). The normal-state thermopower shows a dramatic decrease after applying a magnetic field of 5 T, whereas the resistivity shows only a small change after applying the same field. Our results suggest that RuO 2 layers are conducting and the magnetic field induced decrease of the overall thermopower is caused by the decrease of partial thermopower associated with the spin entropy decrease of the carriers in the RuO 2 layers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014502
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Liu, C. J., Sheu, C. S., Wu, T. W., Huang, L. C., Hsu, F. H., Yang, H. D., Williams, G. V. M., & Liu, C. J. C. (2005). Magnetothermopower and magnetoresistivity of RuSr 2Gd 1-xLa xCu 2O 8 (x=0,0.1). Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 71(1), [014502]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.71.014502