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      Cobalt ferrite; thermal decomposition; Mössbauer effect; X-ray diffraction.

    • Abstract


      Cobalt ferrite (Co$_x$Fe$_{3–x}$O4) is prepared in powder form by thermal decomposition of iron and cobalt salts and is analysed by X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopic techniques. The variation of Mössbauer parameters, lattice parameters and crystallite size of the products formed with variation in the composition of Fe and Co ratios are studied. The studies confirm the formation of nano-size cobalt ferrite particles with defect structure and it is found to be maximum for the Fe : Co = 60 : 40 ratio of the initial precursor oxides.

    • Author Affiliations


      M D Joseph Sebastian1 B Rudraswamy1 M C Radhakrishna1 Ramani1

      1. Department of Physics, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi, Bangalore 560 056, India
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