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Influence of Mg2+substitution on the magnetic and electrical properties of Li‐Zn ferrite thick films synthesized with PVA matrix

M.K. Rendale (Department of Engineering Physics, Hirasugar Institute of Technology, Nidasoshi, India)
S.D. Kulkarni (Centre for Materials Characterization, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India)
D.C. Kulkarni (Thick and Thin film Device Lab, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India)
Vijaya Puri (Thick and Thin film Device Lab, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India)

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 25 January 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of Mg2+substitution on the magnetic and electrical properties of Li0.35−x Mg2x Zn0.3 Fe2.35−xO4 thick films synthesized with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) matrix.

Design/methodology/approach

The nanoferrites Li0.35−x Mg2x Zn0.3 Fe2.35−xO4 (x=0, 0.07, 0.14, 0.21, 0.28 and 0.35) were synthesized by chemical technique using aqueous solution of PVA (the matrix) and thick films were fabricated by screen printing technique. The DC magnetic hysteresis measurements, AC magnetic susceptibility and DC electrical resistivity were measured as a function of temperature.

Findings

The lattice parameter of thick film Li0.35−x Mg2x Zn0.3 Fe2.35−xO4 (x=0, 0.07, 0.14, 0.21, 0.28 and 0.35) increases with the substitution of Mg2+ions for Li1+and Fe3+. The surface morphology of the thick films showed the grain size increasing with Mg2+substitution till x=0.21 and then decreasing for the higher concentrations of magnesium. The magnetic moment nBB) computed from the Ms obtained by extrapolation of the magnetization curve showed a gradual decrease with the composition till x=0.21, beyond which a sudden decrease was observed. The resistivity of the films at room temperature had variation with composition x, similar to that of magnetic moment. The activation energies ΔEF and ΔEP were found to vary with composition x of the ferrite system.

Originality/value

The paper reports, for the first time, the magnetic and electrical properties of fritless Li0.35−xMg2xZn0.3Fe2.35−xO4 thick films using PVA polymer matrix. Up to x=0.21 (Mg2+), grain size increases and Curie temperature decreases beyond which reverse effect takes place.

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Citation

Rendale, M.K., Kulkarni, S.D., Kulkarni, D.C. and Puri, V. (2011), "Influence of Mg2+substitution on the magnetic and electrical properties of Li‐Zn ferrite thick films synthesized with PVA matrix", Microelectronics International, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 58-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/13565361111097128

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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