Title: Structural and electrical studies of Mn-Ni mixed nanoferrites

Authors: Elangbam Chitra Devi; Ibetombi Soibam

Addresses: Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Manipur, Langol 795004, Manipur, India ' Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Manipur, Langol 795004, Manipur, India

Abstract: Mn-Ni mixed spinel nanoferrites with varying nickel concentration (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5) were prepared by co-precipitation method. The spinel phase formation was confirmed by XRD and FTIR. Microstructure and compositional analysis were done by SEM and EDX respectively. Room temperature dielectric properties, resistivity and AC-conductivity were studied. The nanoferrites possess a very high dielectric constant. Dielectric loss tangent decreases with increase in nickel concentration and a broad peak appears for higher nickel concentration (0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5). Variation in DC-resistivity with nickel concentration goes in agreement with the variation of dielectric constant. Frequency variation of AC-conductivity for different nickel concentration shows dispersion at higher frequencies for different Ni concentration. Conduction mechanism has been explained on the basis of hopping electron model of ferrites.

Keywords: spinel ferrites; nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction; XRD; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; FTIR; electrical properties.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNP.2017.086146

International Journal of Nanoparticles, 2017 Vol.9 No.2, pp.120 - 131

Available online: 16 Aug 2017 *

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