Abstract

We explain the deep electrical conductivity minimum near x=0.05 in the perovskite-type ceramic LaCr1-xMnxO3 as a crossover between two different regimes of hopping conduction. At low Mn concentrations the diffusion of small polarons among Cr ions is limited by multiple trapping at energetically lower Mn sites. At higher concentrations a percolating path of Mn sites forms and direct transport between Mn ions dominates the conduction process.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1990 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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