Influence of RE/Mn (RE= La, Nd and Gd) Ratios on the Infrared Absorption and Emission Properties of Co-Zn Ferrites
The RE/Mn co-doped Co-Zn ferrites were prepared by the ceramic method. Infrared absorption and emission properties were obtained by investigating those ferrites. The IR spectra in the range from 400 to 1200 cm-1 were observed. Mainly, three bands were investigated. The high-frequency bands and low-frequency bands were assigned to the tetrahedral and octahedral complexes, respectively. The intensity of all the bands is found to increase while a decrease in broadness, which is explained on the cation distribution in the tetrahedral and octahedral sites were modified by RE/Mn addition. The Mn substitutes the Fe3+ and enters into the octahedral sites; while the partial RE3+ ions are apt to diffuse to the grain boundaries and others enter into the spinel lattice .This can be explained on the basis of ionic radii and ratios of the substituted cation. The results indicate that IR emissivity seems to be increasing with RE/Mn ratio within 8-14 μm wavebands. The maximum infrared emissivity is 0.968 when La/Mn ratio of 0.20 within 8-14 μm wavebands.
Y. Zhang and D. J. Wen, "Influence of RE/Mn (RE= La, Nd and Gd) Ratios on the Infrared Absorption and Emission Properties of Co-Zn Ferrites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 311-316, 2011