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Structural and magnetic properties of La3+ substituted barium-natural nanoferrites as microwave absorber in X-band

Widanarto, Wahyu and Amirudin, F. and Ghoshal, Sib Krishna and Effendi, M. and Cahyanto, W. T. (2017) Structural and magnetic properties of La3+ substituted barium-natural nanoferrites as microwave absorber in X-band. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 426 . pp. 483-486. ISSN 0304-8853

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.11.124


Selection of proper microwave absorbers in the X-band is vital to prevent the interference issues that often damage devices and cause signal degradation. In this spirit, we prepared three La3+ substituted barium-natural nanoferrites (BNFs) samples with chemical composition of BaO:(x)La2O3:(6-x)Fe2O3 (x=0, 0.1, 0.2 in mol) via solid-state reaction route. Synthesized samples were characterized via SEM, XRD, VSM, and VNA measurements to determine the La3+ ions concentration dependent variation in the structural, magnetic and microwave absorption properties. Transmission/reflection line (TRL) method was used to evaluate the samples reflection loss. La3+ free samples sintered at 1100 °C revealed hexagonal BaFe12O19 and rhombohedral Fe2O3 phases. SEM images displayed the growth of new particle with the average size of 0.2 – 0.8 µm as filler in BNFs. Furthermore, an incorporation of La3+ into the BNF system manifested the emergence of new BaLa2Fe2O7 tetragonal crystal phase. The average crystallite size of BNF was found to decrease with increasing La3+ ion concentrations. Conversely, substitution of La3+ in the BNF caused insignificant changes in the magnetic properties, the real part of the relative permittivity and the natural resonance frequency. Meanwhile, a reasonable shift in the microwave frequency absorption and enhancement in the reflection loss was evidenced due to the inclusion of La3+. BNF sample containing 0.2 mol La2O3 exhibited a saturation magnetization and magnetic field anisotropy of 19.02 and 0.36 T, respectively, where the maximum reflection loss is discerned to be −26.61 dB at 10.87 GHz with 1.25 GHz bandwidth. This new class of ferrites may be prospective for microwave absorber in the X-band.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:RADIS System Ref No:PB/2016/07630
Uncontrolled Keywords:reflection loss, magnetic properties
Subjects:Q Science
ID Code:66487
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:03 Oct 2017 21:20
Last Modified:03 Oct 2017 21:20

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