• Low dielectric losses and enhanced magnetic property of ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x) (x= 0.5) composite for antenna applications

• # Fulltext

https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/boms/045/0248

• # Keywords

Garnet ferrites; composite; dielectric constant; dielectric loss; magnetic property.

• # Abstract

The composite of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and erbium iron garnet (ErIG; i.e., ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x) (x = 0.5)) was prepared by facile mechanical blending method. X-ray diffraction study reveals the pure phase formation of YIG, ErIG and ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x). Field-emission scanning electron microscope micrographs were used to calculate grain size of the samples. Impedance analyser was used to study dielectric property of YIG, ErIG and ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x). The composite ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x) has larger values of dielectric constant and lower values of tangent losses ${\sim}$0.05 at 1 MHz. Calculated ac conductivity of ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x) composite is low, which implies its resistive nature. The value of coercivity ($H_c$) is lesser and value of magnetic saturation ($M_s$) is high for composite as compare to parent YIG and ErIG. The calculated value of microwave operating frequency (${\omega}_m$) for composite was found to be 4.5 GHz. The good dielectric property, low dielectric losses and enhanced magnetic property of ErIG(x)/YIG(1-x) composite suggest a better option over parent garnet ferrites to be used in microwave devices such as dielectric antennas.

• # Author Affiliations

1. Department of Physics, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 144411, India
2. Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, India

• # Bulletin of Materials Science

Volume 46, 2023
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Posted on October 12, 2020

Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020