On the structural, magnetic and electrical properties of sol-gel derived nanosized cobalt ferrite

E. Veena Gopalan, P. A. Joy, I. A. Al-Omari, D. Sakthi Kumar, Yasuhiko Yoshida, M. R. Anantharaman*

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Nanoparticles of cobalt ferrite were synthesized by sol gel method. These particles were structurally characterized by using X-Ray Diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscopy, High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectrum and Inductively Coupled Plasma Analysis and the results confirmed the formation of spherically shaped nanoparticles of cobalt ferrite having a size lying in the range of 13-14 nm. The as prepared sample was sintered at 800 °C and the structural, magnetic and dielectric properties were measured. The dielectric properties were studied and analyzed as a function of temperature and frequency. The ac and dc conductivity studies were carried out to delve into the conduction mechanism. The existing models based on quantum mechanical tunneling were effectively employed to explain the frequency dependent conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-717
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 19 2009


  • Electronic Transport
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Magnetically ordered materials
  • Nanostructures
  • Scanning and transmission electron microscopy
  • Sol-gel synthesis
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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