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Title: Investigation of site preference of Zn doped Ba{sub 3}Co{sub 2−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 24}O{sub 41} by Mössbauer spectroscopy

The polycrystalline Ba{sub 3}Co{sub 2−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 24}O{sub 41} (x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0) samples were prepared by using solid-state-reaction method. The crystal structures and magnetic properties of samples were investigated with x-ray diffractometer, vibrating sample magnetometer, and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The crystal structure of Ba{sub 3}Co{sub 2−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 24}O{sub 41} (x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0) samples was determined to be a hexagonal structure with P6{sub 3}/mmc space group at 295 K, and the saturation magnetization (M{sub s}) of Ba{sub 3}Co{sub 2−x}Zn{sub x}Fe{sub 24}O{sub 41} (x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0) samples were found to be M{sub s} = 50.9, 53.1, 55.0 emu/g, respectively. From the temperature dependence of magnetization curves under 100 Oe between 4.2 and 740 K, we were able to observe the spin transition, and both spin transition temperature (T{sub s}) and Curie temperature (T{sub C}) decrease with increasing Zn concentration. Mössbauer spectra of all samples were obtained and analyzed at various temperatures ranging from 4.2 to 295 K. With ten-sextets for Fe sites corresponding to the Z-type hexagonal crystallographic sites, all spectra below T{sub C} were fitted by least-square method. In addition, from the site occupation numbers of Fe, calculated from the relative areas fitted to the Mössbauer spectra, we find that Zn ions preferentially occupy themore » tetrahedral sublattices of down sites.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22273868
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17; Conference: 55. annual conference on magnetism and magnetic materials, Atlanta, GA (United States), 14-18 Nov 2010; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BARIUM COMPOUNDS; COBALT COMPOUNDS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CURIE POINT; DOPED MATERIALS; FERRITES; HCP LATTICES; LEAST SQUARE FIT; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MOESSBAUER EFFECT; POLYCRYSTALS; SPIN; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; VIBRATING SAMPLE MAGNETOMETERS; ZINC COMPOUNDS; ZINC IONS