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Title: Oriented nanometric aggregates of partially inverted zinc ferrite: One-step processing and tunable high-frequency magnetic properties

In this work, it is demonstrated that the in situ growth of oriented nanometric aggregates of partially inverted zinc ferrite can potentially pave a way to alter and tune magnetocrystalline anisotropy that, in turn, dictates ferromagnetic resonance frequency (f{sub FMR}) by inducing strain due to aggregation. Furthermore, the influence of interparticle interaction on magnetic properties of the aggregates is investigated. Mono-dispersed zinc ferrite nanoparticles (<5 nm) with various degrees of aggregation were prepared through decomposition of metal-organic compounds of zinc (II) and iron (III) in an alcoholic solution under controlled microwave irradiation, below 200 °C. The nanocrystallites were found to possess high degree of inversion (>0.5). With increasing order of aggregation in the samples, saturation magnetization (at 5 K) is found to decrease from 38 emu/g to 24 emu/g, while coercivity is found to increase gradually by up to 100% (525 Oe to 1040 Oe). Anisotropy-mediated shift of f{sub FMR} has also been measured and discussed. In essence, the result exhibits an easy way to control the magnetic characteristics of nanocrystalline zinc ferrite, boosted with significant degree of inversion, at GHz frequencies.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)
  2. (India)
  3. Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410160
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ANISOTROPY; COERCIVE FORCE; CRYSTALS; DECOMPOSITION; FERRITES; FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; GHZ RANGE; IRON; IRRADIATION; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; STRAINS; ZINC COMPOUNDS