Pandit, Rabia and Sharma, K. K. and Kaur, Pawanpreet and Kotnala, R. K. and Shah, Jyoti and Kumar, Ravi (2014) Effect of Al3+ substitution on structural, cation distribution, electrical and magnetic properties of CoFe2O4. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 75 (4). 558-569 . ISSN 0022-3697

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We present the structural, cation distribution, electrical and magnetic studies of CoAL(x)Fe2-O-x(4) (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8) ferrites. The Rietveld-fitted X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns confirm the formation of single-phase cubic spinel structures with Fd (3) over tildem space group for all the samples. A comprehensive analysis of XRD-based cation distribution has been performed to see the effect of Al3+ ions substitution on various structural parameters such as site ionic radii, edge length, bond length and interionic distances. The dielectric constant and direct current (DC) conductivity decreases with increasing Al-3 substitution up to x = 0.4. However, with further increase in Al3+ substitution, both the dielectric constant and the DC conductivity increase. The presentation of dielectric data in the complex electric modulus form reveals the presence of a non-Debye-type relaxation behaviour in the considered ferrites. The power law behaviour of alternating current (AC) conductivity indicates a strong correlation among electrons in these systems. The isothermal magnetisation versus applied field curves with high-field slope and significant coercivity suggest that the studied materials are highly anisotropic with canted spin structures. The samples exhibit ferrimagnetic behaviour at 300 K and the magnetisation decreases with increasing Al3+ concentration. The as-prepared samples are promising candidates for various industrial applications.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ferrites Cation distribution Rietveld refinement Dielectric response
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 10:32

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