The structural and magnetic properties of the Cr substituted NiCr xFe1-xO4 (0≤x≤1.4) spinel ferrites have been investigated by means of X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy techniques. Their crystal structures are found to be pure cubic phases. The Mössbauer spectra at 295 and 78 K of all samples showed two well-resolved magnetic patterns corresponding to the tetrahedral A-sites and octahedral B-sites. The cation distributions driven from the area under resonance curve of each site revealed that the compounds are gradually transferred from perfect inverse spinel to partially normal spinel structure. The behavior of the magnetic properties as a function of Cr3+ concentration has been explained on the basis of the driven cation distribution and it showed that the chrome-rich compositions can be explained in terms of the non-collinear spin model.
- Magnetic properties
- Superexchange interactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering