Preparation and Investigations of Ni0.2Zn0.8Fe2O4 Ferrite Nanofiber Membranes by Needleless Electrospinning Method
M. Streckovaa, E. Mudra a, M. Sebek a, T. Sopcak a, J. Dusza a and J. Kovac b
aInstitute of Materials Research, SAS, Watsonova 47, 04 001 Košice, Slovakia
bInstitute of Experimental Physics, SAS, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
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The preparation of Ni0.2Zn0.8Fe2O4 nanofiber membranes by simple and versatile needleless electrospinning technique is presented. The single phase of spinel ferrite membrane was obtained after conventional thermal treatment of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/metal nitrate precursors at 800°C for 4 h in air. The formation of single-phase fibers was characterized using differential scanning calorimetry accompanied with thermogravimetric analysis. The surface morphology, microstructure and crystal structure were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The magnetic properties of the fibrous samples measured in the temperature range from 2 to 300 K verify a soft magnetic behavior, which is quite typical for ferrimagnetic spinel-type ferrites.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.729
PACS numbers: 75.75.Cd, 75.50.Gg, 81.07.-b, 75.47.Lx