The electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made for the spin-1/2 4- and 5-leg ladder compounds, La8Cu8C20 and La8Cu7O19, respectively. Hole-doping has been attempted by means of high oxygen pressure annealing and substitution of Li+1 for Cu+2,La8Cu8-xLixO20- For LaCu8O20 and La8Cu7O19, the electrical resistivities exhibit semiconductive behaviors, and the magnetic susceptibilities have a broad peak at around 150K. For the annealed samples under high oxygen pressure, the electrical resistivity becomes more conductive than that for as-sintered samples. The Li-substituted samples La8Cu8-xLixO20 with x=0.4, 0.8 and 1.2 also shows the semiconductive behavior, but it becomes more conductive with increasing the Li concentration x. The magnetic susceptibility shows the broad peak at around 150K for as-sintered sample, and spin-glass like behavior was observed at around 10K. This transition is shifted to low temperature with increasing Li concentration.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering