Charge ordering and dielectric properties in the near half-doped Pr0.79Na0.21MnO3 perovskite
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TitleCharge ordering and dielectric properties in the near half-doped Pr0.79Na0.21MnO3 perovskite
Sánchez-Andújar M, Yáñez-Vilar S, Castro-García S, Señarís-Rodríguez MA. Charge ordering and dielectric properties in the near half-doped Pr0.79Na0.21MnO3 perovskite. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2008;181(6):1354-60.
[Abstract] The Pr0.79Na0.21MnO3 perovskite has been prepared in polycrystalline form by a ceramic method. We have carried out its structural characterization by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction (SXRPD) at room temperature and at 150 K (T<TCO). In the charge ordering (CO) state, the SXRPD data can be refined both on the basis of the site-centred model and the bond-centred model proposed for half-doped manganites, without a clear advantage of one model over the other. From the dielectric point of view, at the CO temperature this manganite shows a maximum in the dielectric constant whose origin is intrinsic, and cannot be attributed to the presence of extrinsic factors. We relate this dielectric behaviour to the formation of polar entities at the temperature of charge condensation, due to an asymmetric charge distribution intermediate between site-centred and bond-centred type.