Effect of Li doping on the magnetotransport properties of La0.7Ca0.3-yLiyMnO3 system: Decrease of metal-insulator transition temperature

S Bhattacharya, RK Mukherjee, BK Chaudhuri, HD Yang

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With increasing the Li doping level in La0.7Ca0.3−yLiyMnO3 (0⩽y⩽0.3), the system is driven from a higher-conductivity regime to a lower-conductivity regime, which is in sharp contrast with the behavior of Na or K doping. Compared to those of K or Na, the ionic radius of Li is much smaller than that of Ca. Therefore, substitution of Ca by Li results in a smaller average A-site radius, narrowing the bandwidth and hence enhancing the band gap and resistivity. The effect of random disorder of La3+ and A2+ also plays an important role leading to charge localization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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