Synthesis and characterization of high coercivity rare-earth ion doped Sr0.9RE0.1Fe10Al2O19 (RE: Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Gd)


Influence of replacing Sr2+ ions by rare-earth ions (RE 3+) ions on the structural and magnetic properties of high coercivity (Hc) SrFe10Al2O19 hexaferrite have been investigated using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimeter, and SQUID. A 73% increase in intrinsic coercivity is observed for Al3+ doped SrFe10Al 2O19 as compared to that of pure SrFe12O 19. The RE3+ doping brings in further 50% increase in the coercivity to Sr0.9RE0.1FeAll2O19. Overall the Curie temperature of Sr0.9RE0.1Fe 10Al2O19 reduced upon RE3+ substitution, however, among rare-earth ions Pr3+ doping showed highest Tc ∼ 620 K. Doping SrFe10Al2O 19 with RE3+ ions seems to be detrimental to the saturation magnetization but was observed to be favorable to the coercivity enhancement. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Alloys and Compounds