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Magnetization, resistivity, and IR spectra of (Tb-Dy)BaCo2O5.5 single crystals

Valentina I. Gatalskaya ,  Leonid S. Lobanovskii ,  Alexandre V. Mudryi 

Institute of Solid State and Semiconductor Physics National Academy of Sciences (ISSSP), P. Brovki, 17, Minsk 220072, Belarus


We report on the investigation of magnetic, magnetoresistive and IR-spectra of the single crystals of (Tb-Dy)BaCo2O5.5 grown by the spontaneous crystallization method. This layered perovskite exhibits a very rich phase diagram including two different paramagnetic phases with MI transition at 340K as well as ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases. The strictly pronounced anisotropy of magnetization and resistivity was observed at the temperatures below Tc. The relationship of Rab / Rc varies from 1 to 20 for T = 260รท100K and MR effect value exceeds 10% at 100K in 1T. Infrared absorption(transmission) spectra were measured between 300-4000 cm-1 using IR Fourier-spectrophotometer Nikolet-460 (Varian, USA). The IR-spectra are sensitive to the O-Co-O bonding length and angles. The frequencies of bending and stretching modes are connected with 250-420 cm-1 and 400-800 cm-1, respectively. We assume that the display of a few splitting components in the system of the bending mode (377 and 429 cm-1) as well as in the system of the stretching mode (522, 580, 634 and 664 cm-1) are due to the existence of different local distortions of the fragments of the single crystal matrix owing to the presence of (Tb-Dy) rare earth ions.

The study is partly supported by BRFFI F05-129 and NATO-linkage PSTCLG 979369 grants.


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Presentation: Poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006, Symposium K, by Valentina I. Gatalskaya
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Submitted: 2006-05-11 09:47
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44