Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn-Zn Ferrites Synthesized by Microwave-Hydrothermal Process
Nanocrystalline Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 (x=0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0) ferrites have been successfully synthesised using microwave–hydrothermal method for high frequency applications. The nanopowders were characterised using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and sintered using microwave furnace at 900°C and the total time taken for sintering is 30 min. The frequency dependence of real and imaginary part of permeability were measured in the range 1 MHz to 1.8 GHz. The saturation magnetisation and coercive force were obtained using a vibration sample magnetometer (VSM) in the field of 1.5 T. The temperature dependence of initial permeability (μi) was measured in the temperature range of 300K to 600K at 10 kHz. The high values of permeability and saturation magnetization enables these materials to be the potential candidates for a number of applications, for example, in transformers, choke coils, noise filters and recording heads.
Hardev Singh Virk
K. Praveena et al., "Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn-Zn Ferrites Synthesized by Microwave-Hydrothermal Process ", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 232, pp. 45-64, 2015