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Structural and Optical Properties of Cerium Ferrite

Author Affiliations

  • 1PG and Research Center, Dept. of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune 411 004, India
  • 2PG and Research Center, Dept. of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune 411 004, India
  • 3PG and Research Center, Dept. of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune 411 004, India
  • 4PG and Research Center, Dept. of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune 411 004, India
  • 5Dept. of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune 411 004, India

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 10-14, April,16 (2016)

Abstract

CeFe2O4 ferrite powders were synthesized by sol-gel method at low temperatures. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, UV and FTIR, structural and optical properties of the synthesized samples were studied, from FTIR bonding and peak it confirm the material is ferrites. The lattice constants and average particle size were studied by X-ray diffraction. The synthesized powders were sintered at 700 oC and 800 oC it shows the remarkable changes in structural and optical properties of the materials. The average particle size is 28.1412 nm it is well defined Nano crystalline powder with small grain size were achieved in this study. The grain size, interplane distance, hkl planes are obtained by XRD. The optical properties with increasing the sintering temperature band gap energy increases it is in the range of semiconductor materials.

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