Microwave Synthesis And Characterization Of Nanocrystalline Mn-Zn Ferrites

Surender Kumar1*, Tukaram J. Shinde2, Pramod N. Vasambekar3

1Department of Physics, Pandit Anant Ram Sanatan Dharam College, Baroh 176054, India

2Department of Physics, KRP Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Islampur 415409, India

3Department of Electronics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2013, Current Issue, 4 (5), pp 373-377

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.10429

Publication Date (Web): Feb 23, 2013

E-mail: surender.postbox@gmail.com


Powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy were used to characterize the spinel structure of nanocrystalline Ferrites with composition Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 (x = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8) prepared by oxalate coprecipitation technique and followed by microwave heating of precursors. Effect of composition on the lattice constant, x-ray density, crystallite size was studied. Crystallite size and x-ray density increases with increase in Zinc content. The face centered cubic spinel structure has undergone deviation from ideality. A correlation exists between splitting of infrared absorption bands and lowering of composition dependent crystalline symmetry. This preparation technique could be used for synthesis of materials which use microwave transparent precursors.


Ferrites, microwave synthesis, XRD, FTIR, SEM.

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