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Investigations on electrical and magnetic properties of multiferroic

[(1?x)Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3?xNi0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4] composites *

J. Appl. Phys. 113, 144104 (2013);

Dhiren K. Pradhan, Sujit K. Barik, Satyaprakash Sahoo, Venkata S. Puli, and R. S. Katiyar

Department of Physics and Institute of Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico


Here, we report the magnetic, ferroelectric, dielectric properties, and Raman spectroscopic studies of multiferroic [(1?x)Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3?xNi0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4] composites at room temperature. The phase formation of composites was confirmed independently from the X-ray diffraction and Raman studies. The room temperature magnetic studies reveal ferromagnetic like behavior of these composites in contrast to the paramagnetic nature of Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3. Furthermore, with increasing x, the saturation magnetization, remnant magnetization, and coercive fields are found to increase. The electrical characterizations of these composites reveal a decrease in remnant polarization and dielectric constant with increasing x. More importantly, the x =?0.2 composite is found to be a very good multiferroic material at room temperature among the composites and could be a potential candidate for future potential applications.



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