Electrical and thermal properties of Bi-doped Pr0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (PSMO) compounds are reported here. It is observed that Bi-doped PSMO compounds follow variable range conduction mechanism. Specific heat, thermal conductivity and thermo-power measurements show that larger Bi-ion, in place of smaller Pr ion, enhances their transition temperatures (𝑇MI, 𝑇C, 𝑇CP). Thermo-power measurements further strengthen our conclusion for the presence of magnetic polaron, generated due to hybridization of Bi3+–6s2 and O2-–2𝑝 orbital and polaronic conduction mechanism.
Volume 45, 2022
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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