Volume 86, Number 2, April 2009
Article Number 27004
Number of page(s) 6
Section Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties
Published online 06 May 2009
EPL, 86 (2009) 27004
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/86/27004

Unusual field dependence of radio frequency magnetoimpedance in La0.67Ba0.33MnO3

A. Rebello and R. Mahendiran

Department of Physics and NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI), Faculty of Science, National university of Singapore - 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542, Singapore

received 24 November 2008; accepted in final form 30 March 2009; published April 2009
published online 6 May 2009

Magnetic-field dependence of the ac impedance Z(f,H) = R(f,H) + jX(f, H) in La0.67Ba0.33MnO3 carried out over a wide frequency range (f = 0 to 30 MHz) reveals a huge low-field ac magnetoresistance, $\Delta$R/R = -55% at f = 15 MHz and magnetoreactance, $\Delta$X/X = -80% at f = 3 MHz in $\mu _{0}H$ = 100 mT at room temperature. We show contrasting evolution of $\Delta$R/R and $\Delta$X/X with increasing magnetic field and frequency. While $\Delta$R/R is negative and shows a single peak at $\mu _{0}H$ = 0 T for all but f = 30 MHz, the single peak in $\Delta$X/X transforms into a valley at the origin and a double peak at H = $\pm$Hk which shifts upward in H with increasing frequency. The $\Delta$X/X eventually changes sign from negative to positive above 25 MHz. The observed features in $\Delta$X/X suggest possible occurrence of ferromagnetic resonance in MHz range.

75.47.Lx - Manganites.
72.15.Gd - Galvanomagnetic and other magnetotransport effects.
72.25.Ba - Spin polarized transport in metals.

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