Effect of Nb doping at Mn site on thermal expansion of Pr 0.7Sr0.3MnO3

Ashok Rao, P. Poornesh, K. K. Wu, Y. K. Kuo, S. K. Agarwal

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In this study we present results on effect of Nb doping on thermal expansion of Pr0.7Sr0.3MnO3. Thermal expansion measurements were done using three terminal capacitance method. The pure sample shows a jump at the insulator-metal (I-M) transition temperature, and with Nb doping, a fourfold decrease in the jump is found. Since thermal expansion is a bulk property, this suggests that the dopants are not in the form of local clusters; rather they are distributed uniformly throughout the sample. Temperature variation of Gruniesen ratio α/CP shows that for temperatures below I-M transition, the ratio is weakly dependent on temperature. Pressure dependence on the transition temperature, dTP/dP and jump in compressibility, Δβ, of these samples has been estimated using well-known Ehrenfest equations. The present results are in fairly good agreement with those reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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