Effect Of Dy3+ Substitution On Microwave Behaviour Of Nanocrystalline Mn-Zn Ferrite
P. Neelima and S. R. Murthy
Volume 3, Issue 7, Page 464-468, Year 2018 | DOI: 10.5185/amp.2018/6681
Keywords: Spinel ferrite, microwave hydrothermal method, doping, complex permittivity, complex permeability, microwave absorption properties.
Abstract: Microwave-hydrothermal (M-H) method had been employed to synthesize a series of Dy3+doped Mn-Zn ferrite Mn0.6Zn0.4Fe2–xDyxO4 (x=0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.09) nanopowders at 160°C/30 min. The prepared samples have been characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer. The grain size of sintered ferrites are in the range of 60-70 nm. Decrease in saturationmagnetization and increase in coercivity were observed with an increase of Dy3+ concentration in Mn-Zn ferrites. The complex permeability and complex permittivity of the prepared samples were measured in the frequency range of 2–18 GHz using a using a vector network analyzer. It is observed that small variation of Dy3+ substitution in spinel ferrite tailored microwave absorbing parametersdramatically. The reflection loss (RL) increased with the Dy3+ content upto x ≤ 0.03. The sample with x=0.03 of thickness 2.3 mm showed minimum reflection loss of -20.5 dB with a bandwidth of 3.8 GHz. Thus the present materials exhibit good microwave absorption properties and hence can act as EMI suppressors. Copyright © 2018 VBRI Press.