Nickel zinc ferrite (Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4) films on Si (100) substrate were synthesized using a spin-coating method. The crystallinity of the Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4 films with the thickness of about 386 nm became better as the annealing temperature increased. The films have smooth surface, relatively good packing density and uniform thickness. The volatilization of Zn is serious at 900 °C. With the increase of annealing temperature, the saturation magnetization M s increases in the temperature ranging from 400 to 700 °C, however, decreases above 700 °C, and the coercivity H c increases in the temperature range 400–800 °C, decreases above 800 °C. After annealed at 700 °C for 2 h in air with the heating rate 2 °C/min, the film shows a maximum saturation magnetization M s of 349 emu/cc and low coercivity H c of 66 Oe. The M s is higher than others which prepared by this method, however, the H c is lower. The M s of Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4 films annealed at 700 °C increases with increasing annealing time and the H c changes slightly.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
Similar content being viewed by others
Guo D, Fan X, Chai G, Jiang C, Li X, Xue D (2010) Appl surf Sci 256:2319
Prado J, Gómez ME, Prieto P, Mendoza A (2009) J Mag Mag Mater 321:2792
Dangwei G (2009) J Phys D Appl Phys 42:125006
Ravinder D, Vijay Kumar K, Ramana Reddy AV (2003) Mater Lett 57:4162
Beji Z, Smiri LS, Vaulay MJ, Herbst F, Ammar S, Fiévet F (2010) Thin Solid Films 518:2592
Beji Z, Ammar S, Smiri LS, Vaulay MJ, Herbst F, Gallas B, Fievet F (2008) J Appl Phys 103:07E744
Acher O, Ledieu M, Abe M, Tada M, Matsushita N, Yoshimura M, Kondo K (2007) J Mag Mag Mater 310:2532
Kulkarni DC, Patil SP, Puri V (2008) Microelectron J 39:248
Kulkarni DC, Lonkar UB, Puri V (2008) J Mag Mag Mater 320:1844
Kumar A, Singh A, Yadav MS, Arora M, Pant RP, Thin Solid Films (In Press, Corrected Proof)
Wang JH, Liu YC, Liu DC, Yu YW, Guo FB (2009) J Mag Mag Mater 321:3646
Aphesteguy JC, Damiani A, DiGiovanni D, Jacobo SE (2009) Physica B 404:2713
Deka S, Joy PA (2006) Mater Chem Phys 100:98
Li X, Wang G (2009) J Mag Mag Mater 321:1276
Wu KH, Shin YM, Yang CC, Wang GP, Horng DN (2006) Mater lett 60:2707
Zi Z, Lei H, Zhu X, Wang B, Zhang S, Zhu X, Song W, Sun Y (2010) Mater Sci Eng B 167:70
Zahi S, Hashim M, Daud AR (2007) J Mag Mag Mater 308:177
He X, Song G, Zhu J (2005) Mater lett 59:1941
Priyadharsini P, Pradeep A, Rao PS, Chandrasekaran G (2009) Mater Chem Phys 116:207
Klug HP, Alexander LE (1997) X-ray diffraction procedures for poly-crystalline and amorphous materials. Wiley, New York
Sharma S, Verma K, Chaubey U, Singh V, Mehta BR (2010) Mater Sci Eng B 167:187
Smit J, Wijn HPJ (1961) Les Ferrites. Dunod, Paris
Herzer G (1995) Scr Metall Mater 33:1741
This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11074101), program for New Century Excellent Talents (NCET) in University and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (860080).
About this article
Cite this article
Yuan, T., Wei, Z., Yuan, J. et al. The microstructure and magnetic properties of Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4 films prepared by spin-coating method. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 58, 501–506 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10971-011-2419-6