Raman scattering study of Nd1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.3, 0.5)
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Raman scattering study of Nd1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.3, 0.5). JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 15 (19). pp. 3333-3342. ISSN 0953-8984Full text not available from this repository.
We report on polarized Raman scattering of single crystals of Nd1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.3, 0.5). Raman spectra of Nd0.7Sr0.3MnO3 show a significant change through the metal-insulator transition. In the ferromagnetic metallic phase phonon modes grow in intensity and number while the electronic continuum becomes more pronounced. We suggest that these effects are due to the strong competition between the localization and the delocalization of carriers which is the origin of the largest colossal magnetoresistance effect ever reported for the manganites. Raman spectra of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3, upon cooling through the charge-ordering temperature T-CO = 148 K, exhibit several new lines which undergo a substantial hardening. This hardening is interpreted as a freezing of the Jahn-Teller distortions with a gradual decrease of a fraction of the ferromagnetic phase in the CE-type charge/orbital ordered state.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Date:||21 May 2003|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 3333-3342|
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