In the present communication the results on thermal conductivity, Seebeck coefficient and specific heat of Pr2/3Sr1/3MnO3:PdO composites are reported. All the samples exhibit a pronounced anomaly in thermal conductivity (κ) at their respective Curie temperatures, TC of the samples. It is also observed that the overall magnitude of κ decreases with increasing Pd content. The observed reduction of the total k(T) is discussed with various thermal scattering mechanisms. The temperature-dependent Seebeck coefficient data S(T) in the high temperature region is analyzed within the framework of Mott's polaron hopping model. The analysis of low-temperature S(T) data reveals that the electron-magnon scattering contribution dominates the thermoelectric transport at low temperatures. The magnetic contribution for the CP and change in entropy (ΔS) during the magnetic phase transition is also evaluated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry