Infrared absorption spectroscopic study of Nd3+ substituted Zn-Mg ferrites
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Compositions of polycrystalline ZnxMg1−xFe2−yNdyO4 (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,KT andKO, 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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