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Title: The effect of strontium non-stoichiometry on the physical properties of double perovskite Sr{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6}

We present a detailed study on the effect of strontium non-stoichiometry on the properties of double perovskite Sr{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} (SFMO). A citrate route has been used to prepare high quality polycrystalline samples with (2−x)Sr:Fe:Mo (x=0, 0.02, 0.04) and (2+x)Sr:Fe:Mo (x=0.02, 0.04, 0.10) cationic ratios. The strontium deficient samples exhibit a significant decrease in their values of saturation magnetization (Ms), Curie temperature (Tc) and magnetoresistance (MR) compared to the stoichiometric SFMO. On the other hand, the samples prepared with an excess of strontium, respectively those with x=0.02 and 0.04, show remarkably superior magneto–transport characteristics, despite of their increased level of Fe/Mo disorder and somewhat diminished magnetic properties compared to the stoichiometric SFMO. We also show that these samples exhibit superior MR values under low magnetic field and persisting up to temperatures as high as 400 K. - Graphical abstract: Evolution of the magnetization versus temperature under an applied magnetic field of 1000 Oe (left panel) and magnetoresistance versus applied magnetic field at 300 K (right panel) for strontium off-stoichiometric Sr{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} samples. - Highlights: • Strontium nonstoichiometric samples of Sr{sub 2}FeMoO{sub 6} are prepared by a citrate route. • The nonstoichiometric samples exhibit an increased Fe/Mo disorder in themore » structure. • We observed important changes in their magnetic and magnetoresistive properties. • Improved magnetoresistive properties for samples prepared with strontium excess.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22443549
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 222; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CITRATES; CURIE POINT; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MAGNETORESISTANCE; PEROVSKITE; POLYCRYSTALS; STRONTIUM