• Structural characterization and properties of YCrO$_3$ nanoparticles prepared by reverse micellar method

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      Nanoparticles; reverse micellar synthesis; rare-earth chromates; ferroelectrics; surface area; multiferroics.

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      YCrO$_3$ nanoparticles were prepared by reverse micellar method by the use of surfactant tergitol after heating theprecursor sample at 800$^{\circ}$C. As-prepared YCrO$_3$ nanoparticles were characterized by various sophisticated techniques like X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area analyzer, high frequency LCR-meter, superconducting quantum interface device magnetometer and P–E loop tracer. Powder XRD study revealsthe formation of highly crystalline orthorhombic monophasic YCrO$_3$ nanoparticles. The average grain size of as-preparednanoparticles was found to be 35 nm with the surface area of 348 m$^2$ g$^{−1}$.Wedge-shaped hysteresis for ferromagnetism andthe room temperature ferroelectricity confirm the multiferroic characteristics in the nanoparticles.

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      1. Nanochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, College of Science Yanbu, Taibah University, Almadinah 30002, Saudi Arabia
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