Kumar, Ashok and Rana, Pawan S. and Yadav, M. S. and Pant, R. P. (2015) Effect of Gd3+ ion distribution on structural and magnetic properties in nano-sized Mn-Zn ferrite particles. Ceramics International , 41 (1). 1297-1302. ISSN 0272-8842

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Nanoparticles of Gd3+ ions doped Mn0.5Zn0.5GdxFe2-xO4 (x=0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) mixed ferrite were prepared using chemical co-precipitation method. The X-ray diffraction measurements confirmed the formation of a cubic spinel structure. The structural parameters like crystallite size, lattice parameter and strain induced have been calculated. The lattice parameter increases with the increase in Gd3+ ion concentration and shows non linear behaviour. HRTEM investigation confirms the nano size formation of the Gd doped Mn-Zn ferrite nanoparticles. EPR was used to evaluate resonance peak intensity, Lande's splitting factor (g value), peak to peak line width (Delta Hp-p), spin concentration (N-s) and relaxation time (tau(s)). Line width, line intensity, relaxation time and spin concentration increase with Gd3+ ions doping (for x=0.1 to x=0.3) and then decrease for x=0.4, whereas the g value shows the reverse trend for the same composition. IR spectra shows two strong absorption bands at 570 cm(-1) and 416 cm(-1) of tetrahedral and octahedral bond stretching respectively in all the samples. IR spectrum also shows that Gd3+ occupies the octahedral B-sites. Magnetic parameters such as saturation magnetization (M-s), remanence (M-r) and coercivity (H-c) were measured by search coil method. The value of saturation magnetization increases from 29.94 emu/gm for x=0.1 to 46.01 emu/gm for x=0.4.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetic particles; Chemicalco-precipitation; Saturationmagnetization; EPR
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 11:49
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 11:49
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1777

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