The observed H2 and \H\ dependence of the magnetoresistance above and below Tc, respectively, may be explained by general time-reversal symmetry considerations. We further find empirically that the saturation observed in the magnetoresistance is best fit by a simple resistor in series with a magnetoconductor: ρ(H) = ρ∝+ 1/(σ0+ γ\H\) for T<Tc and ρ(H) = ρ∝+ 1/(σ0 + βH2) for T >TC. This provides a functional form to analyze and predict the magnetoresistance over a wide range of fields. This suggests that the underlying mechanism of "colossal magnetoresistance" may be magnetoconductive, not magnetoresistive. The magnetoresistance and Hall effects on an annealed epitaxial thin films of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 were measured at 0.9 Tc and 1.1 Tc. At low fields, anisotropic magnetoresistance plays a dominant role. The high field Hall effect shows holelike carriers above and below Tc. The apparent change in sign at low fields is likely due to the anomalous Hall effect.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Dec 30 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)