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Research Article | Open Access

A creative method to tune Fe–O interaction in ferrites

Farshad FarshidfaraArash FattahiaRalf BrüningbDominic H. RyancKhashayar Ghandia( )
Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph N1G 2W1, Canada
Physics Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville E4L 1E6, Canada
Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal H3A 2T8, Canada
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To be able to regulate the anionic oxygen position in ferrites, an original compositing method is developed by introducing a porous p-type phase in the n-type matrix of ferrite spinel semiconductors. A result of this method is the synergetic effect of the enhanced mass and charge transport that impacted the morphology and anionic oxygen position within the MgFe2O4 structure. Our hypothesis is that fine tuning of the anionic oxygen position in ferrites allows us to regulate their physicochemical properties significantly, with the implications for diverse applications. The electron exchange interaction (J) between O-centered and octahedral-occupying iron (Fe)-centered orbitals affected both the electrical and magnetic properties of the matrix significantly, supporting our hypothesis. The three-dimensional variable range electron hopping is one such effect.

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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
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Farshidfar F, Fattahi A, Brüning R, et al. A creative method to tune Fe–O interaction in ferrites. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2023, 12(8): 1612-1624.








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Received: 01 February 2023
Revised: 21 May 2023
Accepted: 30 May 2023
Published: 14 August 2023
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