Microscopic phase separation and ferromagnetic microdomains in Cr-doped Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3

S. Mori*, R. Shoji, N. Yamamoto, T. Asaka, Y. Matsui, A. Machida, Y. Moritomo, T. Katsufuji

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We succeeded in observing ferromagnetic (FM) microdomains in the phase-separated state found in Cr-doped Nd0.5Ca0.5MnO3 by low-temperature Lorentz microscopy. The presence of the FM microdomains with the size of 20-30 nm were found in Nd0.5Ca0.5Mn1-yCryO3 for y=0.03. In addition, it is clearly shown that the low-temperature phase characterized as the phase-separated state consists of a fine mixture of the two competing ground states, the FM metallic state and the charge/orbital ordered insulator one. Our experimental findings clearly demonstrate the occurrence of microscopic and static phase separation in the Cr-doped manganites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012403
Pages (from-to)124031-124033
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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