A Mossbauer and X-ray diffraction investigation of Li-Ti ferrites

A. A. Yousif*, M. E. Elzain, S. A. Mazen, H. H. Sutherland, M. H. Abdalla, S. F. Masour

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Abstract

Li0.5+0.5xTixFe2.5-1.5xO4, x<or=0.7, has been investigated using X-ray powder diffraction (17-70 degrees 2 theta ) and Mossbauer spectroscopy (300 and 77 K). All compositions show single cubic spinel structure with a constant lattice parameter of 0.833 nm. The room temperature Mossbauer spectra gave magnetic sextets which broadened with increasing x; in addition, a small paramagnetic component started to develop for higher Ti substitution. The 77 K measurements are less broadened, but the intensity of the central doublet has not changed. The Zeeman patterns were fitted with two models: two six-line Lorentzian subspectra assigned to the tetrahedral and octahedral sites and a distribution of magnetic hyperfine fields. The hyperfine fields at both temperatures for the A and B sites decrease as x increases, but at a faster rate for the former site when x>0.3. Similar distribution profiles have been deduced using the latter model. An asymmetric distribution is observed for x<or=0.4, with the hyperfine fields derived from the Lorentzian fit falling inside the distribution. As x increases a peak at lower hyperfine fields develops and becomes more prominent as x increases. The influence of Li and Ti substitution on the hyperfine field is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014
Pages (from-to)5717-5724
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume6
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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