Prasad, B D and Nagabhushana, B M and Nagabhushana, H and Rudraswamy, B and Shivakumara, D M J and Shivaprakash, N C and Chakradhar, R P S and Prakash, A P G (2012) Electrical properties of nano zinc ferrites prepared by solution combustion and hydrothermal methods. Materials Science Forum, 710. pp. 721-726. ISSN 0255-5476

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Zinc Ferrite (ZF) nano powders relatively uniform size distributions ranging from 5 to 14 nm were prepared by solution combustion and hydrothermal methods. The PXRD showed cubic phase, spinel structure, and particle size in nano scale. The SEM images confirm the agglomeration of the product composed of uniform nanoparticles of flakes type and spherical type in combustion and hydrothermal methods respectively. The purity check was done by FTIR. The optical band gap energy (Eg) obtained by UV-Vis spectra of the ZF nano powders prepared by solution combustion and hydrothermal methods were found to be 1.985 eV and 1.99 eV respectively. The present study clearly shows that the distribution of the cations within the spinel lattice of the ferrite nanoparticles are strongly affected by the synthesis method used. Results suggest that the electrical properties depend on the particular method of preparation and sintering temperature of the prepared samples. The resistivity of the samples increased to the order of 103 by sintering the samples. It is observed that the activation energy (Ea) decreases with increasing the sintering temperature. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Conference of International Conference on Advances in Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Strategic Sectors, ICAMPS 2012; Conference Date: 19 January 2012 through 21 January 2012; Conference Code: 88455
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cubic phase; Electrical conductivity; Ferrite nanoparticles; FTIR; High resistivity; Hydrothermal; Hydrothermal methods; Nano powders; Nano scale; Optical band gap energy; SEM image; Sintering temperatures; Solution combustion; Spinel lattices; Spinel structure; Synthesis method; UV-vis spectra; Zinc ferrite, Activation energy; Combustion; Electric conductivity; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Industrial engineering; Nanoparticles; Production engineering; Synthesis (chemical); Zinc compounds; Sintering, Sintering; Combustion
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 13:19
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016 17:53

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