Cation distribution of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles

  • Rakesh K Singh
  • Chandan Upadhyay
  • Samar Layek
  • A Yadav


A set of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 samples were prepared by citrate precursor route to investigate the growth mechanism and its effect on cationic distribution. Following the information from DTA–TGA analysis, samples were annealed at 550 °C, 700 °C and 750 °C. Magnetization and Mössbauer studies suggest that initially the cationic distribution deviates from its normal preferences but it gets back to the normal preference at a temperature around 675 °C. It has been found that size onset for having the bulk cation configuration exclusively depends on the composition. Keywords: Mössbauer Spectroscopy; Ferrite; Nanoparticles, Cationic distribution International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 8, 2010, pp. 104-109

Author Biographies

Rakesh K Singh
Department of Physics, Patna Women’s College, Patna University, Patna, INDIA, 800001
Chandan Upadhyay
School of Materials Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, INDIA 221005
Samar Layek
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA 208106
A Yadav
Vidya Vihar Institute of Technology, Purnea, INDIA 854301

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