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Effects of heating processing on microstructure and magnetic properties of Mn-Zn ferrites prepared via chemical co-precipitation

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The fine powders of Mn-Zn ferrites with uniform size were prepared via chemical co-precipitation method. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), frequency dependence of permeability and metallographical microscope were used to investigate the crystal structure, surface topography and magnetic properties of the powders and the sintering samples. The experimental results demonstrate that the precursor powders have formed a pure phase cubic spinel Mn x Zn1−x Fe2O4 while in the reactor and show definite magnetism, which can solve the difficult issue in washing process effectively. When calcined beneath 450 °C, the powders have intact crystal form and the crystallite size is less than 20 nm. Comparison tests of sintering temperatures show that 1 300 °C is the ideal sintering temperature for Mn-Zn ferrites prepared by using the chemical co-precipitation.

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Correspondence to Jianqing Dai 代建清.

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Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51162019 and 51462019)

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Chen, S., Xia, J. & Dai, J. Effects of heating processing on microstructure and magnetic properties of Mn-Zn ferrites prepared via chemical co-precipitation. J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 30, 684–688 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11595-015-1212-8

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  • Mn-Zn ferrites
  • chemical co-precipitation method
  • surface morphology
  • magnetic properties