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|Type:||Artigo de Periódico|
|Title:||Determination Of The Effective Anisotropy Constant Of Cofe2o4 Nanoparticles Through The T-dependence Of The Coercive Field|
|Abstract:||We present a systematic study of the coercive field of CoFe2O4-SiO2 nanocomposites. The samples were prepared via the sol-gel method by using the Tetraethyl Orthosilicate as starting reagent. Results of X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray fluorescence confirm the dispersion of the magnetic nanoparticles inside the silica matrix. In addition, the shift in the maximum of Zero-Field-Cooled curves observed by varying the weight ratio of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles to the precursor of silica is consistent with the increasing of average interparticle distances. Because our samples present a particle size distribution, we have used a generalized model which takes account such parameter to fit the experimental data of coercive field extracted from the magnetization curves as a function of applied field. Unlike most of the coercive field results reported in the literature for this material, the use of this model provided a successful description of the temperature dependence of the coercive field of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles in a wide temperature range. Surprisingly, we have observed the decreasing of the nanoparticles anisotropy constant in comparison to the bulk value expected for the material. We believe that this can be interpreted as due to both the migration of the Co2+ from octahedral to tetrahedral sites. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.|
|Editor:||AMER INST PHYSICS|
|Citation:||Journal Of Applied Physics. AMER INST PHYSICS, n. 119, n. 9, p. .|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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