Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10250–10253 | Cite as

Electrical properties of Ni0.93Co0.02Mn0.05Fe2O4 + BaTiO3 ME composites

  • S. A. Lokare
  • R. S. Devan
  • D. R. Patil
  • Y. D. Kolekar
  • K. K. Patankar
  • B. K. ChouguleEmail author


Polycrystalline samples of mixed composites of Ni0.93Co0.02Mn0.05Fe2O4 + BaTiO3 were prepared by conventional double sintering ceramic method. The phase analysis was carried out by using X-ray diffraction technique. Variation of dc resistivity and thermo emf was studied as a function of temperature. AC conductivity (σac) was investigated in the frequency range 100 Hz–1 MHz. The loss tangent (tan δ) measurements conclude that the conduction mechanism in these samples is due to small polaron hopping. The magnetoelectric conversion factor, i.e. dc(ME)H was studied as a function of intensity of magnetic field and the maximum value 407 μV/cm/Oe was observed at a field of 0.8 kOe in a composite with 85% BaTiO3 and 15% Ni0.93Co0.02Mn0.05Fe2O4 phase.


Ferrite BaTiO3 Seebeck Coefficient Ferrite Phase Small Polaron 



The authors are thankful to UGC, New Delhi for their financial support under UGC-DRS-II program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Lokare
    • 1
  • R. S. Devan
    • 1
  • D. R. Patil
    • 1
  • Y. D. Kolekar
    • 1
  • K. K. Patankar
    • 1
  • B. K. Chougule
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Composite Materials Laboratory, Department of PhysicsShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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