Magnetic Study of Phases in FeVO4-Co3V2O8 System
N. Guskos a, G. Zolnierkiewicza, M. Pilarska a, J. Typek a, A. Blonska-Tabero b, and C. Aidinis c
aInstitute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, al. Piastów 48, 70-311 Szczecin, Poland
bDepartment of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, al. Piastów 42, 70-065 Szczecin, Poland
cDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Ajman University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 346, Ajman, UAE
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Magnetic properties of four nFeVO4/(1-n)Co3V2O8 samples obtained in reactions between FeVO4 and Co3V2O8 (n = 0.96, 0.86, 0.84 and 0.83, samples designated S1, S3, S4, S5, respectively) have been investigated by DC magnetisation in field cooling and zero-field-cooling modes and EPR. DC magnetic susceptibility showed paramagnetic behavior of all samples in high-temperature range (T > 20 K) and transition to antiferromagnetic state at 16-18 K (depending on sample iron content). Additional magnetic freezing at 8 K was registered for S3-S5 samples containing larger amount of cobalt. The Curie-Weiss law in 100-300 K temperature range indicates that Co2+ is in the high-spin state (S = 3/2). From the parameters of the hysteresis loop observed for the samples it was calculated that 0.58% of all magnetic (Fe3+, Co2+) ions were involved in the ferromagnetic states. EPR spectra of the samples were recorded in high temperature range (T > 90 K). The temperature dependence of the spectral parameters (resonance field, linewidth, integrated intensity) suggested the Fe3+ high-spin ions coupled by antiferromagnetic interaction and clusters of ions play major role in EPR spectra.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.24
PACS numbers: 75.40.Cx, 75.50.Ee, 76.30.Fc