Microstructural and Magnetic Characteristics of Divalent Zn, Cu and Co-Doped Ni Ferrites
M. Šoka, R. Dosoudil and M. Ušáková
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovičova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Divalent zinc, copper and cobalt doped nickel ferrites with the chemical formula Ni1-x-y-zZnxCuyCozFe2O4 where x values ranging from 0.4 to 0.6, y=0.1, z=0.01 and 0.02 have been synthesized by conventional ceramic method. The effect of Zn2+, Cu2+ and Co2+ ions substitution on the selected microstructural and magnetic characteristics have been investigated to examine the utility of prepared ferrite materials for high-frequency applications. X-ray diffraction measurements confirmed the single-phase spinel cubic structure in all the samples and modifications in lattice parameter according to the ionic radii size of doped ions. The net magnetic moment, given by the differences between the magnetic moments of A and B sublattice, increased with raising substitution of Ni2+ ions. The measured frequency dispersion of complex permeability was discussed in terms of the changes in chemical composition, microstructure and the associated processes of resonance and/or relaxation due to domain wall movements and damping of spin rotations contributing to the fall of permeability and rise of magnetic losses.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.690
PACS numbers: 75.50.Gg, 76.50.+g, 75.78.-n, 74.62.Bf