The influence of sample preparation on the resistivity and magnetoresistance (MR) behavior of doped manganese oxides has been studied. Two systems, Nd0.7Sr0.3MnO3-δ and La0.67Ba0.33MnO3-δ thin films, have been chosen for this study. The former has the largest reported MR ratio at 60 K and the latter has a large MR ratio at room temperature. Two processes, deposition at a high temperature and annealing at a high temperature, have opposite influences on the resistivity behavior of these films. The results suggest that oxygen stoichiometry and diffusion are important factors in causing the behavior observed in doped manganese oxide films.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)