We found that La5Mo4O16 with Mo4 + and Mo5+ ions (S=1 and S=1/2 spins) on a quasisquare lattice exhibits a distinct magnetoresistance for the current perpendicular to the square-lattice layers below the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature TAF=190 K. This magnetoresistance occurs well below 1 T, and can be attributed to a metamagnetic transition from antiferromagnetically aligned moments between the layers to ferromagnetically aligned ones. The magnetoresistance changes its characteristic with the change of the magnetic state below TF=70 K, where spontaneous magnetization appears.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Mar 31|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics