Self-propagating high temperature synthesis of yttrium iron chromium garnets Y3Fe5-xCrxO12 (0 <= x <= 0.6).
Journal of Materials Chemistry
755 - 760.
Pure and chromium substituted yttrium iron garnets Y3Fe5 - xCrxO12 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6) have been made in air using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), a combustion process involving the reaction of yttrium(III) oxide, iron(III) oxide, chromium(III) oxide, iron metal powder and sodium perchlorate. Two series of samples were produced: Series 1; SHS followed by annealing at 1450 degrees C for 4 h and series 2; SHS in a magnetic field of 1.1 T followed by annealing at 1450 degrees C for 4 h. SEM, EDAX, electron microprobe and IR measurements were carried out on both series of samples. X-Ray data showed that in all cases nearly single- phase garnets were produced. Room temperature Mossbauer data showed that the Cr exclusively substituted for Fe on the octahedral site sublattice. Magnetic hysteresis data showed that the series 2 samples had consistently larger magnetisations and smaller coercivities than the corresponding series 1 samples. This was attributed to microstructural effects, including a tendency to form larger sized crystallites in the presence of an applied field. The magnetic data also indicated a maximum in magnetisation and minimum in coercivity for both series 1 and series 2 samples with a Cr content of x = 0.3, the origins of which are discussed
|Title:||Self-propagating high temperature synthesis of yttrium iron chromium garnets Y3Fe5-xCrxO12 (0 <= x <= 0.6)|
|Additional information:||Journal Article 293ZV Kuznetsov MV Univ Coll London, Dept Phys & Astron, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, England J MATER CHEM|
|Keywords:||effects, ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES, Electron, FIELD, Form, HIGH-TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS, Iron, Magnetic, Magnetic Field, measurement, METAL, ORIGIN, OXIDE, phase, PHYS, process, processes, SAMPLE, SERIES, SHS, SITE, Sodium, synthesis, Temperature, X-ray|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
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