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Self propagating high-temperature synthesis of chromium substituted magnesium zinc ferrites Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2-xCrxO4 (0 <= x <= 1.5)

Kuznetsov, MV; Pankhurst, QA; Parkin, IP; (1998) Self propagating high-temperature synthesis of chromium substituted magnesium zinc ferrites Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2-xCrxO4 (0 <= x <= 1.5). J MATER CHEM , 8 (12) 2701 - 2706.

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Abstract

Magnesium ferrite MgFe2O4 and chromium substituted magnesium-zinc ferrite Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2CrxO4 (0 less than or equal to x less than or equal to 1.5) have been made in air by self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS),a combustion process involving the reaction of magnesium, zinc, iron(III) and chromium(III) brides with iron or chromium metal powders and sodium perchlorate. This produced an orange-yellow propagation wave of velocity 2-3 mm s(-1). Two series of SHS samples were produced: series 1, SHS followed by annealing at 1400 degrees C for 2 h and series 2, SHS in a magnetic field of 1.1 T followed by annealing at 1400 degrees C for 2 h. X-Ray data showed that in all cases nearly phase pure cubic Spinel ferrites were produced. Changes in the cubic lattice parameter were seen as a function of Zn and Cr content. Room temperature and 80 K Mossbauer data showed a significant change in sublattice occupancy with Cr content. Magnetic hysteresis data for series 1 and 2 showed that the coercive force of doped samples is higher than pure compositions whilst magnetisation is lower. It was also shown that the use of a magnetic field during SHS can influence the microstructure and magnetic properties of the final material.

Type: Article
Title: Self propagating high-temperature synthesis of chromium substituted magnesium zinc ferrites Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2-xCrxO4 (0 <= x <= 1.5)
Keywords: MOSSBAUER
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/59456
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