The influence of selected ions on various characteristics of Nickel-Zinc ferrites

Mariana Ušáková 1 , Elemír Ušák 1 , Martin Šoka 1 , and Ján Lokaj 2 , 3
  • 1 Institute of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 3 Institute of Material Science, Faculty of Material Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia


One of acknowledged methods remarkably improving structural, magnetic and electrical properties of spinel ferrite systems is the substitution of iron ions by some trivalent ions. In the family of spinel ferrites, thanks to its high saturation magnetization and electrical resistivity as well as low losses, the nickel-zinc ferrite is a very important magnetic material used in many applications in electrical engineering and electronics. The properties of these materials are in general dependent upon chemical composition, method of preparation, stoichiometry, sintering time, temperature as well as the atmosphere, etc. In this study the influence of appropriately selected ions (M = In3+, Nd3+, Dy3+ and Er3+), partly replacing Fe3+, on the microstructure and magnetic properties of spinel ferrite with the composition Ni0.42Zn0.58M0.02Fe1.98O4 fabricated by means of standard ceramic technology was investigated.

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