The effect of B2O3 addition to the microstructure and magnetic properties of Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4 ferrite

Yuksel B. , Kirtay S., Ozkan T. O. , Acikalin E., Erkalfa H.

JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, cilt.320, sa.5, ss.714-718, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 320 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2007.08.033
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.714-718


The effects of 0.01 and 0.1 mol B2O3 addition to the microstructure and magnetic properties of a Ni-Zn ferrite composition expressed by a molecular formula of Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe2O4 were investigated. The toroid-shaped samples prepared by pressing the milled raw materials used in the preparation of the composition were sintered in the range of 1000-1300 degrees C. The addition of 0.01 mol B2O3 increased the grain growth and densification giving rise to reduced intergranular and intragranular porosity due to liquid-phase sintering. The sintered toroid sample at 1300 degrees C gave the optimum magnetic properties of B-r = 170 mT, H-c = 0.025 kA/m and a high initial permeability value of mu(i) = 4000. The increment of the B2O3 content to 0.1 mol resulted in a pronounced grain growth and also gave rise to large porosity due to the evaporation of B2O3 at higher sintering temperatures. Hence, it resulted in an air-gap effect in the hysteresis curves of these samples. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.