Publication Date

5-2018

Department

Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy

Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory

Report Number

IS-J 9679

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.054410

Journal Title

Physical Review Materials

Volume Number

2

First Page

054410

Abstract

We report on our attempt to hole-dope the antiferromagnetic semiconductor LaMnAsO by substitution of the La3+ site by Ca2+. We use neutron and x-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, and transport techniques to characterize polycrystalline (La1−xCax)MnAsO samples prepared by solid-state reaction and find that the parent compound is highly resistant to substitution with an upper limit x≤0.01. Magnetic susceptibility of the parent and the x=0.002(xnom=0.04) compounds indicate a negligible presence of magnetic impurities (i.e., MnO or MnAs). Rietveld analysis of neutron and x-ray diffraction data shows the preservation of both the tetragonal (P4/nmm) structure upon doping and the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature, TN=355±5 K.

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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