Low Temperature Synthesis And Magneto Resistance Study Of Nano La1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.3, 0.33, And 0.4) Perovskites
Maneesha Gupta, Poonam Yadav, Wasi Khan, Ameer Azam, Alim H. Naqvi, R. K. Kotnala
Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 220-225 | DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.1309
Keywords: Manganite; sol-gel process; magnetoresistance; citric acid.
We have synthesized La1-xSrxMnO3 (with x=0.3, 0.33 & 0.4) perovskite nanoparticles using mild sol-gel technique at low temperature and thereby studied the effect of nanosize on magnetoresistance. These samples were characterized using TGA/DSC, XRD, TEM, FTIR and temperature dependent magnetoresistance (MR) measurements. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) result confirms the formation of pure crystalline phase with rhombohedral symmetry in R-3C space group. Crystallite size increases with increase in Sr concentration. TEM analysis further supports the nanosized particles in the samples which lie in the range of 20-30 nm. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy shows a broad peak at 615 cm-1 for all the samples gives an evidence for the formation of metal oxygen bond organized in to MnO6 octahedral. The steep change in magnetoresistance (MR) at low field at low temperature is observed which is attributed to the alignment of the spins, while in the high field MR is due to the grain boundaries effect at low temperature. In the series studied, 33% Sr doped sample shows higher MR both at low temperature (-17.15) and room temperature (-3.07) than their counter parts. Copyright © 2012 VBRI Press.