Zero-field-cooled exchange bias effect in phase-segregated La2−xAxCoMnO6−δ (A=Ba,Ca,Sr;x=0,0.5)

dc.creatorCoutrim, Leandro Tolentino
dc.creatorSilva, Danilo Rigitano Gomes
dc.creatorOliveira, Calazans Barbosa Marques Macchiutti de
dc.creatorMori, Thiago José de Almeida
dc.creatorSerrano, Raimundo Lora
dc.creatorGranado, E.
dc.creatorSadrollahi, Elaheh
dc.creatorLitterst, Fred Jochen
dc.creatorFontes, M. B.
dc.creatorSaitovitch, Elisa Maria Baggio
dc.creatorBittar, Eduardo Matzenbacher
dc.creatorBufaiçal, Leandro Felix de Sousa
dc.description.abstractIn the zero-field-cooled exchange bias (ZEB) effect, the unidirectional magnetic anisotropy is set at low temperatures even when the system is cooled in the absence of an external magnetic field. La1.5Sr0.5CoMnO6 stands out as presenting the largest ZEB reported so far, while for La1.5Ca0.5CoMnO6 the exchange bias field (HEB) is one order of magnitude smaller. Here we show that La1.5Ba0.5CoMnO6 also exhibits a pronounced shift of its magnetic hysteresis loop, with an intermediate HEB value with respect to Ca- and Sr-doped samples. To figure out the microscopic mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon, these compounds were investigated by means of synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, muon spin rotation and relaxation, ac and dc magnetization, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). The parent compound La2CoMnO6 was also studied for comparison as a reference of a non-ZEB material. Our results show that the Ba-, Ca-, and Sr-doped samples present a small amount of phase segregation, and that the ZEB effect is strongly correlated to the system's structure. We also observed that mixed valence states Co2+/Co3+ and Mn4+/Mn3+ are already present at the La2CoMnO6 parent compound, and that Ba2+/Ca2+/Sr2+ partial substitution at the La3+ site leads to a large increase of Co average valence, with a subtle augmentation of Mn formal valence. Estimates of the Co and Mn valences from the L-edge XAS indicate the presence of oxygen vacancies in all samples (0.05≤δ≤0.1). Our XMCD results show a great decrease of Co moment for the doped compounds, and they indicate that the shift of the hysteresis curves for these samples is related to uncompensated antiferromagnetic coupling between Co and Mn.
dc.identifier.citationCOUTRIM, L. T. et al. Zero-field-cooled exchange bias effect in phase-segregated La2−xAxCoMnO6−δ (A=Ba,Ca,Sr;x=0,0.5). Physical Review B, College Park, v. 100, n. 5, e054428, 2019. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.054428. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16 fev. 2024.
dc.identifier.issne- 2469-9969
dc.publisher.countryEstados unidos
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dc.titleZero-field-cooled exchange bias effect in phase-segregated La2−xAxCoMnO6−δ (A=Ba,Ca,Sr;x=0,0.5)


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