We have investigated the magnetic phase diagram of polycrystalline and single-crystal La1-xSrxMnO3 near 0.46 ≤ x ≤ 0.50. It turns out that for x<0.48, the polycrystalline material is ferromagnetic (FM), but for x ≥ 0.48, incipient charge ordering takes place along with antiferromagnetism. At x = 0.48, the ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic phase transition in ceramics occurs at less than 85 kOe but requires significantly larger field for increasing x. These observations are in contrast to what is found in the single crystals, which are all FM.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry