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Soft Mechanochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Nanodimensional Spinel Ferrites

DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2012.6297730 Conference: Applications of Ferroelectrics held jointly with 2012 European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics and 2012 International Symp Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials

ABSTRACT NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4 ferrites have been prepared by soft mechanochemical synthesis. The sintered samples were analyzed by XRD and Raman spectroscopy. Investigation of the magnetization as a function of magnetic field confirms an expected change of the degree of inversion in the spinel structure with the sintering. Impedance spectroscopy on the sintered pellets of ferrites was performed in the wide frequency range (100 Hz-10 MHz) at different temperatures using an Impedance/Gain-Phase Analyzer (HP-4194).

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    ABSTRACT: Two zinc ferrite nanoparticle materials were prepared by the same method – soft mechanochemical synthesis, but starting from different powder mixtures: (1) Zn(OH)2/alpha-Fe2O3 and (2) Zn(OH)2/ Fe(OH)3. In both cases a single phase system was obtained after 18 h of milling. The progress of the synthesis was controlled by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, TEM and magnetic measurements. Analysis of the XRD patterns by Rietveld refinement allowed determination of the cation inversion degree for both obtained single phase ZnFe2O4 samples. The sample obtained from mixture (1) has the cation inversion degree 0.3482 and the sample obtained from mixture (2) 0.400. Magnetization measurements were confirmed that the degrees of the inversion were well estimated. Comparison with published data shows that used method of synthesis gives nano powder samples with extremely high values of saturation magnetization: sample (1) 78.3 emu/ g and sample (2) 91.5 emu/ g at T = 4.5 K.
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