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Research Article | Open Access

Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of nano-crystallineNi-doped BiFeO3 ceramics formulated by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis

Yogesh A. CHAUDHARIa,bChandrashekhar M. MAHAJANcPrashant P. JAGTAPaSubhash T. BENDREa,*( )
Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 425001, India
Department of Engineering Sciences and Humanities (DESH), SRTTC-FOE, Kamshet, Pune 410405, India
Department of Engineering Sciences and Humanities (DESH), Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune 411037, India
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Ni-doped BiFeO3 powders with the composition BiFe1-xNixO3 (x = 0.05, 0.1 and 0.15) were prepared by a self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), using metal nitrates as oxidizers and glycine as fuel. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns depict that Ni-doped BiFeO3 ceramics crystallize in a rhombhohedral phase. The scanning electron micrographs of Ni-doped BiFeO3 ceramics show a dense morphology with interconnected structure. It is found that, the room-temperature magnetization measurements in Ni-incorporated BiFeO3 ceramics give rise to nonzero magnetization. The magnetization of Ni-doped BiFeO3 ceramics is significantly enhanced when Ni doping concentration reaches to x = 0.1 at 5 K. The variations of dielectric constant with temperature in BiFe0.95Ni0.05O3, BiFe0.9Ni0.1O3 and BiFe0.85Ni0.15O3 samples exhibit clear dielectric anomalies approximately around 450 ℃, 425 ℃ and 410 ℃ respectively, which correspond to antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic phase transition of the parent compound BiFeO3.


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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 135-140
Cite this article:
CHAUDHARI YA, MAHAJAN CM, JAGTAP PP, et al. Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of nano-crystallineNi-doped BiFeO3 ceramics formulated by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2013, 2(2): 135-140.








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Received: 18 August 2012
Revised: 02 March 2013
Accepted: 02 March 2013
Published: 04 June 2013
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