A La0.7Ca0.3MnO3-δ single crystal was oxygen-plasma treated at 200 °C. Our electrical and magnetic measurements indicate that the oxygen-plasma treatment can be an effective low temperature method of oxygen stoichiometry modification of colossal magnetoresistance manganites. The oxygen plasma is also shown to introduce structural defects, whose effects are prominent near the Curie temperature (Tc), giving rise to anomalies in the resistivity and magnetic behaviors.
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