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Title: Tuning of structural and magnetic properties of Mn-doped CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanoparticles

In the present manuscript, Mn{sub x}Co{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0) nanoparticles have been synthesized with co-precipitation method by annealing at 900 °C and studied the structural and magnetic properties. X ray diffraction pattern reveals the formation of single phase cubic spinel structure with the space group Fd-3m. An impurity peak of α-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} has been observed in the XRD patterns of samples with Mn composition, x ≥ 0.4. However, this impurity phase of α-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} is not observed in the MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sample synthesized by annealing at 500 °C. FESEM results indicate the formation of nano-sized particles. Magnetic measurements show ferrimagnetic interaction in Mn{sub x}Co{sub 1-x}Fe{sub 2}O{sub 4} (x≥0) nanoparticles at room temperature. However, MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sample synthesized by annealing at 500 °C shows superparamagnetic behavior. We have fitted the M-H curve of MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} synthesized by annealing at 500 °C with modified Langvenin function to confirm superparamagnetism. The correlation between the structural and observed magnetic properties of as synthesized samples nanoparticles will be described and discussed in this paper.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490318
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; 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; ANNEALING; COBALT OXIDES; COPRECIPITATION; CORRELATIONS; CUBIC LATTICES; DOPED MATERIALS; FERRITES; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MANGANESE COMPOUNDS; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; SPINELS; SUPERPARAMAGNETISM; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; X-RAY DIFFRACTION