Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Royal Society open science
The dysprosium perovskite La Dy SrMnO ( = 0.00 [LSMO] and 0.03 [LDSMO]) compounds were prepared by the sol-gel reaction and characterized by the X-ray diffraction technique. The electrical conductivity and modulus characteristics of the system have been investigated in the temperature and the frequency range 311-356 K and 209-5 × 10 Hz, respectively, by means of impedance spectroscopy. The ac and dc conductivities were studied to explore the mechanisms of conduction of LSMO and LDSMO. The insertion of a small amount of Dy in the La-site of LSMO perovskite oxide increases the value of the activation energy from 0.2106 to 0.5357 eV and enhances electrical resistivity values for almost two orders of magnitude.