Huge ac magnetoresistance in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 in sub- kilo gauss magnetic fields

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Rebello, A.
Naik, V. B.
Mahendiran, R.
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We report dynamical magnetotransport in a ferromagnetic metallic oxide, La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 using the ac impedance technique. The temperature dependence of the ac resistance(R) and the inductive reactance (X) of the complex impedance (Z = R+jX) under different dc bias magnetic fields (Hdc = 0-1 kOe) were studied for different frequencies f = 0.1 to 5 MHz of alternating current. The zero field R, which decreases smoothly around the Curie temperature TC for f = 100 kHz, transforms into a peak for f = 0.5-5 MHz. The peak decreases in amplitude, broadens and shifts downward in temperature as the bias field increases. A huge ac magnetoresistance (= 45 % at f = 2 MHz) in a field of Hdc = 1 kOe is found and we attribute it to the magnetic field- induced enhancement in the skin depth and concomitant suppression of magnetic fluctuations near TC. Our study suggests that radio frequency magnetotransport provides an alternative strategy to enhance the magnetoresistance and probe the spin-charge coupling in manganites.
Comment: 16 pages, 4 figurea. submitted to Phys. Rev. B
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Condensed Matter - Materials Science
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