Frequency Dependence of Dielectric Parameters and A. C. Conductivity of Mg-Co-Zn Nanoferrites Synthesized via Combustion Method


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Mg-Co-Zn nanoferrite particles were prepared by combustion method using stoichiometric compositions of magnesium nitrate, cobalt nitrate and zinc nitrate as oxidizers and urea as a fuel. The structure of the sample is studied with X-ray diffraction (XRD) using Cu-Kα radiation. The X-ray diffraction analysis revealed the nanocrystalline nature in the prepared ferrite samples. Dielectric and a. c. conductivity studies have been undertaken over a wide range of frequencies (100-5MHz) for Mg-Co-Zn nanoferrites at room temperature. The dielectric properties such as dielectric loss tangent (D), dielectric constant (ε′) and dielectric loss factor (ε″) were found to decrease with an increase in the frequency. Further, a. c. conductivity of the Mg-Co-Zn nanoferrite was found to increase with the increase in the frequency. The electrical conduction mechanism in the Mg-Co-Zn nanoferrite has been understood on the basis of the electron hopping model.



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D. Rajan Babu




B.J. Madhu et al., "Frequency Dependence of Dielectric Parameters and A. C. Conductivity of Mg-Co-Zn Nanoferrites Synthesized via Combustion Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 584, pp. 295-298, 2012

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October 2012




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