We investigate epitaxial Pr0.65(Ca0.7Sr 0.3)0.35MnO3 thin film grown on orthorhombic (110) NdGaO3 substrate which breaks the lattice symmetry and affects the phase separated ground state. As a result of the anisotropic substrate strain, giant in-plane magnetic and magnetotransport anisotropy are observed, which is related to the anisotropic coupling and competition between the double-exchange interaction and the Jahn-Teller distortion. Furthermore, the in-plane anisotropy shows a distinct enhancement near the metal-insulator transition, implying a significant contribution from the phase separation to the anisotropic transport behaviors.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)