Impurity effects on the lattice structure and the electronic state are investigated for B-site substituted half-doped manganites Nd 1/2Ca1/2(Mn0.95M0.05)O3 (M is the 3d and 4d transition metals). We investigated the interrelation between the impurity-induced ferromagnetism and (1) the lattice structure (chemical pressure effect), (2) the magnitude of the impurity spin, and (3) the density of state (DOS) of the impurity d state at the Fermi level EF. We found a strong correlation between the ferromagnetism and the DOS of the impurity state at EF, suggesting that the ferromagnetism can be ascribed to the enhanced one-electron bandwidth of the Mn 3d-M d hybridized band.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jun 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics