This letter reports the effect of the A-site doping (2, 4, and 6 mol% Bi and Li) on the piezoresistance phenomenon in La0.8Sr 0.2MnO3 (LSMO) polycrystalline ceramics. The fractional change in resistivity was found to be nominal for Li-modified samples but samples modified with 4 and 6 mol% Bi2O3 exhibited 1.8% and 2.3% fractional change in resistivity [ρo - ρ σ)/ρo] at 19.2 MPa which is significantly higher than that for pure LSMO. The enhancement in piezoresistive phenomenon is attributed to distortion of Mn-O bond due to substitution of smaller ion on to La-site. All the samples showed a sudden increase in resistivity with applied stress in the range of 0.5-2 MPa and the behavior was found to saturate as the magnitude of applied stress increases. Magnetic measurements as a function of field and temperature were conducted to confirm the A-site substitution.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering