Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of nickel manganite obtained by a complex polymerization method
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Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of nickel manganite ceramics obtained by sintering fine powders prepared by a complex polymerization method are given in this work. The phase composition of the synthesized material was examined by x-ray powder diffraction (XRPD). Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) was used to analyze the obtained powder morphology. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to analyze the microstructure of sintered ceramics. The activation energy of conduction E-a and the coefficient of temperature sensitivity B-25/100 were calculated from direct current (DC) resistivity measurements. The magnetization dependence of temperature M(T) and alternating current (AC) susceptibility data obtained from SQUID measurements clearly demonstrate that quadruple magnetic phase transitions can be readily detected at T-M1 similar to 115 K, T-M2 similar to 105 K, T-M3 similar to 38 K and T-M4 similar to 7 K. These findings suggest a novel magnetic transi...tion for nickel manganite at low temperature T-M4. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.