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Designing new ferrite/manganite nanocomposites

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Two kinds of nanocomposites of transition metal oxides were synthesized and investigated. Each nanocomposite comprises nanoparticles of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 and CoFe2O4 in similar volume fractions, however arranged with different morphologies. The temperature-dependent magnetic and electrical properties of the two systems are found to greatly differ, suggesting different degrees of interaction and coupling of their constituents. This is confirmed by magnetic field-dependent experiments, which reveal contrasted magnetization reversal and magnetoresistance in the systems. We discuss this morphology–physical property relationship, and the possibility to further tune the magnetism and magneto-transport in such nanocomposites.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2015, accepted on 25 Nov 2015 and first published on 24 Dec 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR07572F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 2081-2089
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    Designing new ferrite/manganite nanocomposites

    G. Muscas, P. Anil Kumar, G. Barucca, G. Concas, G. Varvaro, R. Mathieu and D. Peddis, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 2081
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR07572F

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