Double magnetic transition in pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3

R. Mahendiran, P. Schiffer

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We report, studies of polycrystalline samples of the metallic ferromagnet Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3 through measurements of the magnetization, ac magnetic susceptibility, resistivity, and specific heat. We find an unusual anomaly around TA=120 K, much below the ferromagnetic transition (TC=226±2 K). The anomaly is manifested in field cooled magnetization as a downward step in low fields (H≥0.01 T) but is transformed into an upward step for H≥0.05 T. The anomaly cannot be easily attributed to antiferromagnetic ordering, but may correspond to a second ferromagnetic transition or an alteration of the ferromagnetic state associated with orbital ordering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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