Most of the models purporting to explain the intriguing observation of colossal magnetoresistivity (CMR) in manganites invoke double exchange (DE) electron transfer between Mn3+ and Mn4+ ions, and coupling between the itinerant electrons and the dynamic Jahn-Teller (J-T) lattice distortions. Here we report using Mössbauer spectroscopy some very revealing commonalities in the magnetic behavior of FeCr2S4, which is representative of systems that do not exhibit DE electron transfer nor J-T distortions. These observations shed light on the origin of intrinsic CMR in general.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics