• Phonon, magnon and electron contributions to low temperature specific heat in metallic state of La0.85Sr0.15MnO3 and Er0.8Y0.2MnO3 manganites

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      Oxide materials; crystal structure; specific heat; phonon.

    • Abstract

       

      The reported specific heat 𝐶\ (𝑇) data of the perovskite manganites, La0.85Sr0.15MnO3 and Er0.8Y0.2MnO3, is theoretically investigated in the temperature domain 3 ≤ 𝑇 ≤ 50 K. Calculations of 𝐶\ (𝑇) have been made within the three-component scheme: one is the fermion and the others are boson (phonon and magnon) contributions.Lattice specific heat is well estimated fromthe Debye temperature for La0.85Sr0.15MnO3 and Er0.8Y0.2MnO3 manganites. Fermion component as the electronic specific heat coefficient is deduced using the band structure calculations. Later on, following double-exchange mechanism the role of magnon is assessed towards specific heat and found that at much low temperature, specific heat shows almost T3/2 dependence on the temperature. The present investigation allows us to believe that electron correlations are essential to enhance the density of states over simple Fermi-liquid approximation in the metallic phase of both the manganite systems. The present numerical analysis of specific heat shows similar results as those revealed from experiments.

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      Dinesh Varshney1 Irfan Mansuri1 2 E Khan1

      1. Materials Science Laboratory, School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452 001, India
      2. Deparment of Physics, Indore Institute of Science and Technology, Pithampur Road, Rau, Indore 453 331, India
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