Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 1137–1142 | Cite as

Synthesis, and study of magnetic properties, of Bi1−xCdxFeO3

  • M. B. Bellakki
  • V. ManivannanEmail author


Ceramic Bi1−xCdxFeO3 (x = 0.0, 0.05, and 0.1) samples were prepared by a citrate-gel method. The as-prepared compounds were calcined at 600 °C for 3 h to obtain nearly single-phase materials. The crystal structure, examined by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and Rietveld analysis, confirmed that the samples crystallize in a rhombohedral (space group, R-3c no. 161) structure. Magnetic measurements were carried out on the resultant powders from 300 to ~2.5 K. Magnetic hysteresis loops showed a significant increase in magnetization as a result of Cd doping in BiFeO3.


BiFeO3 LaFeO3 Weak Ferromagnetism Colossal Magnetoresistance FeO3 Sample 



The authors thank Prof. Allan Kirkpatrick for his continued help, encouragement, and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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