Journal of Advanced Ceramics


diffusion coefficient, lattice parameter, jump length and jump rate of vacancies, Curie temperature, cation distribution


A series of polycrystalline samples of Co1-xZnxFe2O4 where (x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6) were prepared by the usual ceramic technique. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the spinel cubic structure. The diffusion coefficients of oxygen vacancies were estimated from dc conductivity measurements. It was noticed that the diffusion coefficient decreases with increasing Zn2+ concentrations. An increase of temperature increases the diffusion of lattice vacancies. The Curie temperature, lattice parameter and jump length of electrons were studied as a function of Zn2+ concentration. From the correlation between the ionic radius and the radii of octahedral and tetrahedral sites, the theoretical lattice parameters were calculated and suggested cation distribution for the given ferrites was determined.


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