Infrared absorption spectroscopic study of Nd3+ substituted Zn-Mg ferrites
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Compositions of polycrystalline Zn x Mg1−x Fe2−y Nd y O4 (x = 0.00, 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80 and 1.00;y = 0.00, 0.05 and 0.10) ferrites were prepared by standard ceramic method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and infrared absorption spectroscopy. Far infrared absorption spectra show two significant absorption bands, first at about 600 cm−1 and second at about 425 cm−−1, which were respectively attributed to tetrahedral (A) and octahedral (B) sites of the spinel. The positions of bands are found to be composition dependent. The force constants,K T andK O, were calculated and plotted against zinc concentration. Compositional dependence of force constants is explained on the basis of cation-oxygen bond distances of respective sites and cation distribution.
KeywordsPolycrystalline ferrites rare earth IR absorption cation distribution force constants
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