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Mapping Colossal Magnetoresistance Phase Transitions with the Charge-Carrier Density Collapse Model

Authors
  • Green, D. O. J.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
May 12, 2011
Submission Date
May 12, 2011
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1105.2507
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We explain the observed specific heat anomaly (and hence entropy change) in the colossal magnetoresistive manganite Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3, by introducing phase separation into the current carrier density collapse theory via the notion of the ferromagnetic volume fraction. Within the same framework, we have also been able to explain the observed electrical resistivity of Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 by using appropriate expressions governing the scattering mechanisms far away from the transition. Fitting specific heat and resistivity results has allowed us to separate the hopping activation energy of polaronic carriers and the bipolaron binding energy contributions to the exponential behaviour of resistivity in the paramagnetic phase.

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