Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of Gd and Dy doped (Bi0.95RE0.05)(Fe0.95Mn0.05)O-3 ceramics synthesized by SSR method
2014 (English)In: Solid State Communications, ISSN 0038-1098, E-ISSN 1879-2766, Vol. 197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The multiferruic (Bi0.95RE0.05)(Fe0.95Mn0.05)O-3 (where RE is Gd (BGFM) and Dy (BDFM)) has been synthesized by using the solid state reaction (SSR) technique. Effects of Gd and Dy substitutions on the structure, electrical and ferroelectric properties of (Bi0.95RE0.05)(Fe0.95Mn0.05)O-3 samples have been studied by performing X-ray diffraction, dielectric measurements and magnetic measurements. The crystal structure of the ceramic samples shows a monoclinic phase. Studies of dielectric properties (dielectric constant (epsilon) and tangent loss (tan delta)) both as a function of frequency (10 and 100 kHz) and temperatures (20-300 degrees C) exhibit dielectric anomaly in the range of (225-245 degrees C) suggesting a possible ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition in the compounds. The vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) measurement shows a significant change in the magnetic properties of Gd and Dy doped (Bi0.95RE0.05)(Fe0.95Mn0.05)O-3. It is seen that the coercive field (H-C) and remanent magnetization (M-R) increase for Gd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 197
Ceramics; X-ray diffraction; Dielectric properties; Magnetic properties
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112173DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2014.07.024ISI: 000343223000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112173DiVA: diva2:764262