MnxZn1-xFe2O4 nanoparticles were chemically synthesized by co- precipitating metal ions in alkaline aqueous solutions. The XRD peaks match up to spinel ferrites without any multi phase indication and clear visibility of ferrite FT-IR absorption bands confirm single phase spinal formation. Particle size derived from XRD data is authenticated by TEM micrographs. Thin films fabricated from this material on quartz substrate by pulse laser deposition were characterised using XRD. The XRD data revealed formation of spinel structure with a reasonable degree of texture. AFM analysis confirms nano granular film morphology with dimensions comparable to that of target grain. Magnetic data obtained from textured nanocrystalline Mn-Zn ferrite thin film measurements made known enhanced coercivity. The observed enhanced coercivity is explained with due consideration of film texture and surface disorder that originated from Mn concentration specific initial adsorption prior to nucleation, resulting in directional film growth.
Joseph, Jaison; B. Tangsali, R.; R.J.Choudhary; M. Phase, D.; and V.Ganeshan
"Magnetic Properties of Textured Nanocrystalline Mn-Zn Ferrite Thin Films Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition.,"
International Journal of Thin Film Science and Technology: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/ijtfst/vol3/iss3/2