Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 3431–3439 | Cite as

Structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline bismuth manganite obtained by mechanochemical synthesis

  • Zorica Marinković Stanojević
  • Z. Branković
  • Z. Jagličić
  • M. Jagodič
  • L. Mančić
  • S. Bernik
  • A. Rečnik
  • G. Branković
Research paper

Abstract

We have studied the formation of BiMnO3 (BMO) nanocrystalline perovskite powder produced by high-energy milling of the constituent oxides. The crystal structure and the amount of crystalline and amorphous phases in the powder as a function of the milling time were determined with XRPD using Rietveld refinement. BMO perovskite formed directly from highly activated nano-sized constituent oxides after 240 min of milling and subsequently grew during prolonged milling. The morphology, structure, and chemical composition of the powder were investigated by SEM and TEM. A clear ferromagnetic transition was observed at TC ~66 K for a sample milled for 240 min and increased with milling time. The magnetic hysteresis behavior is similar to that of a soft ferromagnet. The magnetic properties of the obtained BMO powders were found to change as a function of milling time in a manner consistent with variations in the nanocomposite microstructure.

Keywords

Milling X-ray methods TEM Magnetic properties Bismuth manganite Nanocomposites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zorica Marinković Stanojević
    • 1
  • Z. Branković
    • 1
  • Z. Jagličić
    • 2
  • M. Jagodič
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. Mančić
    • 4
  • S. Bernik
    • 5
  • A. Rečnik
    • 5
  • G. Branković
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Multidisciplinary ResearchUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics, Physics and MechanicsLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.EN-FIST Centre of ExcellenceLjubljanaSlovenia
  4. 4.Institute of Technical Sciences SASABelgradeSerbia
  5. 5.Jozef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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