Title: Effect of gamma irradiation on electrical and magnetic properties of bismuth doped cobalt ferrite nanoparticles

Authors: Krutika L. Routray; Dirtha Sanyal; P. Mukhopadhyay; Dhrubananda Behera

Addresses: Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, India ' Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India; Homi Bhabha National Institute, Training School Complex, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400094, India ' Condensed Material Divisions, S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India ' Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, India

Abstract: Bismuth doped cobalt ferrite nanoparticles have been prepared by sol-gel auto combustion method. An attempt has been made to study the electrical and magnetic transport properties of CoBixFe2-xO4 nanoparticles. The phase identification and morphological studies have been carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Obtained results confirm the presence of single phase spinal structure having space group Fd3m. In addition, FESEM micrographs reveal presence of spherical grains having diameters ranging from 20-130 nm. Further, dielectric studies of the prepared nanoparticles have been performed which suggests different types of conduction mechanism of the charge carriers. Results demonstrate the presence of dielectric relaxation, which is found to be of non-debye type. Apart from these, Mossbauer study is conducted to observe the distribution of the cobalt and bismuth in the spinel ferrite. Moreover, in this study, effect of gamma irradiation on structural, dielectric and Mossbauer properties for various concentration of Bi have been discussed in detail.

Keywords: nanoparticles; sol-gel auto combustion; X-ray diffraction; XRD; dielectric; Mossbauer spectra.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNBM.2018.094243

International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 2018 Vol.7 No.3, pp.183 - 191

Received: 20 Mar 2017
Accepted: 16 Nov 2017

Published online: 23 Aug 2018 *

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