Magnetoimpedance, Jahn-Teller transitions upon electron doping of manganese sulfide

Aplesnin, S. S.; Sitnikov, M. N.; Kharkov, A. M.; с соавторами. JMMM DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2020.167104

The effect of a magnetic field on the electrical and magnetic properties of manganese sulfide upon electron doping in the YbxMn1−xS (0.05 < x < 0.2) compound has been investigated. The change in the conductivity type from the Poole–Frenkel to Mott law have been established using the I–V characteristics and the change in the carrier type upon temperature and concentration variations has been observed. The effect of the sample prehistory on the conductivity, impedance, and magnetic susceptibility under the action of a magnetic field in a wide temperature range has been found. The trivalent state of ytterbium ions has been determined using the electron paramagnetic resonance study. The dynamic JT transitions temperature are found by IR method and by the electron paramagnetic resonance. Anomalies of carrier mobility and magneto-impedance were found in the vicinity of the Jahn-Teller transitions. The experimental data are explained by the localization of electrons with the formation of the interstitial orbital momenta and an orbital momentum into the site. The sample prehistory is related to the lifting of the orbital angular moments degeneracy and the direction of the axis of distortion of the octahedrons in a magnetic field.