Nanostructured Ferrite Formation in Borosilicate Glass
We present the preparation, structural, and magnetic properties of a series of Fe-containing borosilicate glasses as a function of the ratio SiO2/Fe2O3 which is ranging from 1.49 to 2.68. The role of nucleators (Cr2O3 and P2O5) was also investigated. X-Ray diffraction has revealed the formation of magnetite as the major or unique crystalline phase. As SEM micrographs have revealed, the addition of P2O5 give rise to a finer structure as compared with Cr2O3. In addition, the same oxide decreases the temperature of structural transition with almost 100 °C. The magnetization data reveal a two step transition at low temperatures: a high temperature transition at Tv = 128 K, which we attribute to the Verwey transition, and a low temperature transition at Ts = 48 K which, most likely, is the result of change in the dynamic of the domain motion.
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
V. Sandu et al., "Nanostructured Ferrite Formation in Borosilicate Glass", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 445-448, 2009