Neutron diffraction and ferromagnetic resonance studies on plasma-sprayed MnZn ferrite films
Yan, Q. Y.
Gambino, R. J.
Date of Issue2005
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The magnetic properties of MnZn ferrites are affected by the plasma spray process. It is found that improvements can be made by annealing the ferrite films at 500 °C–800 °C. The annealing induced magnetic property changes are studied by neutron diffraction and ferromagnetic resonance techniques. The increase of the saturation magnetization is attributed to the cation ordering within the spinel lattice, which increases the magnetic moment per ferrite formula. The refinements on the neutron diffraction data suggest that the redistribution of the cation during annealing neither starts from a fully disordered state nor ends to a fully ordered state. The decrease of the coercivity is analyzed with the domain wall pinning model. The measurements on the magnetostriction and residual stress indicate that coercive mechanisms arising from the magnetoelastic energy term are not dominant in these ferrite films. The decrease of the coercivity for annealed ferrite films is mainly attributed to the decrease of the effective anisotropic field, which may result from the homogenization of the film composition and the reduction of the microstructural discontinuity (e.g., cracks, voids, and splat boundaries).
Journal of applied physics
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