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Structural and Magnetic Property Studies of Nanocrystalline Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4

K Kalpanadevi, R Manimekalai


The synthesis of Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles has been achieved by a simple thermal decomposition method from the inorganic precursor, Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2(cin)3(N2H4)4, which was obtained by a novel precipitation method from the corresponding metal salts, cinnamic acid and hydrazine hydrate. The precursor was characterised by hydrazine and metal analyses, infrared spectral analysis and thermo gravimetric analysis. The thermal decomposition of Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2(cin)3(N2H4)4 yielded Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles, which were characterised for their size and structure using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopic (HRTEM), Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) and Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) techniques. The magnetic property of Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles was analysed by using Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM).


Keywords: Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles, XRD, HRTEM, SAED, SEM, VSM

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K. Kalpanadevi, R. Manimekalai. Structural and magnetic property studies of nanocrystalline Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4. Journal of Nanoscience, Nanoengineering and Applications. 2015; 5(3): 67–73p.


Co0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles, XRD, HRTEM, SAED, SEM, VSM.

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