Nonmagnetic Sc substitution in a perovskite ferromagnetic insulator Pr 0.8Ca0.2MnO3

Takayuki Harada, Ryota Takahashi, Mikk Lippmaa

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The effect of nonmagnetic substitution in a perovskite ferromagnetic insulator Pr0.8Ca0.2MnO3 was studied in epitaxial Pr0.8Ca0.2Mn1-yScyO 3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 substrates. An increasing Sc substitution level weakened the ferromagnetic order, resulting in a decrease of saturation magnetization and the ferromagnetic transition temperature. Analysis of transport properties and Raman spectra indicates that besides simple spin dilution, weakening of both the double-exchange interaction and orbital order contributes to the reduction of ferromagnetic order.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014801
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferromagnetic insulator
  • Manganites
  • Raman scattering
  • Spin dilution
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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