Study of Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of SrM Hexaferrites with Neodymium Oxide

  • T. J. Pérez-JuacheEmail author
  • I. Betancourt
  • S. A. Palomares-Sánchez
  • M. Mirabal García
  • J. A. Matutes-Aquino
  • A. L. Guerrero-Serrano
Original Paper


In this work, we report a systematic study on the microstructure and magnetic properties of isotropic M-type SrNd x Fe12−x O19 hexaferrites (x=0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) obtained by conventional ceramic process. According to DRX analysis, a solid solution is formed for Nd contents up to x=0.1, while a composite Sr(NdFe)12O19/SrFeO3 microstructure results for x>0.1. Interesting combinations of hard magnetic properties were obtained for the whole compositional series including increasing coercivity values (up to 329 kA/m for x=0.5) with increasing Nd concentration, together with high Curie temperatures (around 731 K). Results are interpreted in terms of the Nd incorporation into the unit cell as well as within the frame of the nucleation controlled mechanism as the coercivity source for this kind of materials.


Hard magnetic materials Sr-hexaferrites Nucleation mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Pérez-Juache
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Betancourt
    • 2
  • S. A. Palomares-Sánchez
    • 1
  • M. Mirabal García
    • 3
  • J. A. Matutes-Aquino
    • 4
  • A. L. Guerrero-Serrano
    • 4
  1. 1.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan Luis PotosíMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Materiales Metálicos y Cerámicos, Instituto de Investigaciones en MaterialesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.México
  3. 3.Instituto de FísicaUniversidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan Luis PotosíMéxico
  4. 4.Centro de Investigación en Materiales AvanzadosChihuahuaMéxico

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