Kumar, Neeraj and Panwar, Neeraj and Gahtori, Bhasker and Singh, Neelam and Kishan, H. and Awana, V. P. S. (2010) Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of Pr substituted Bi1−xPrxFeO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15) multiferroic compounds. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 501 (2). L29-L32. ISSN 0925-8388

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Here we report the structural, dielectric, electric polarization and magnetic properties of Bi1−xPrxFeO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.15) ceramic compounds. The samples have been synthesized by conventional solid state reaction method at 815 °C and it was observed that they crystallize in the rhombohedral structure. Rietveld refinement was carried out with two possible space groups viz. R3C and P1. With an increase in Pr content the dielectric constant increases, whereas the dielectric loss decreases. Pristine and substituted BiFeO3 compounds exhibited substantial ferroelectric polarization at room temperature. An optimum or saturation like scenario was noticed with x = 0.12 sample. Isothermal magnetization (M-H) plots of pristine BiFeO3 indicated weak ferromagnetic (FM) character presumably due to the presence of minute Bi25FeO39 secondary phase. It is also observed that the magnetic Neel temperature (TN) increases with increasing Pr content. Interestingly, with Pr substitution at Bi-site the impurity phase tends to disappear and the antiferromagnetic (AFM) nature appears at 300 K.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiferroics; Ferroelectricity; Dielectric losses; Ferro/Antiferromagnetism
Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 08:28
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/327

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