Observation of ferromagnetic clusters in Bi0.125Ca 0.875MnO3

Yuhai Qin, Trevor A. Tyson, Klaus Pranzas, Helmut Eckerlebe

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Abstract

The electron doped manganite system, Bi0.125Ca 0.875MnO3, exhibits large bulk magnetization of unknown origin. To select amongst possible magnetic ordering models, we have conducted temperature and magnetic field dependent small-angle neutron scattering measurements. Non-trivial spin structure has been revealed. Ferromagnetic spin clusters form in the antiferromagnetic background when temperature is decreased to Tc∼108K. With a further reduction in temperature or the application of external magnetic field, the clusters begin to form in larger numbers, which gives an overall enhancement of magnetization below T c.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number195209
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume20
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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