TITLE

Magnetic frustration and dielectric relaxation in insulating Nd2NiMnO6 double perovskites

AUTHOR(S)
Yadav, Ruchika; Elizabeth, Suja
PUB. DATE
February 2015
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Physics;2015, Vol. 117 Issue 5, p053902-1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have investigated structural, dielectric, and magnetic properties of polycrystalline double perovskite Nd2NiMnO6 compound. The compound crystallizes in monoclinic P21/n symmetry and is partially B-site disordered depending on the synthesis conditions. It undergoes second-order ferromagnetic transition at 192K and shows glassy behaviour at low temperature. The glassy phase is due to anti-site disorder within the homogeneous sample. Temperature and frequency dependent dielectric measurements reveal colossal values of dielectric constant and is best interpreted using Maxwell-Wagner interfacial polarization model. Impedance spectroscopy has been used to analyse the intrinsic dielectric response. This enabled us to differentiate the conduction process at the grain and grain boundaries. Arrhenius behaviour is favoured at the grain boundary, while variable range hopping mechanism is considered most suitable within the grain region. dc conductivity measurements corroborate variable range hopping conduction.
ACCESSION #
100880068

 

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