Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 381–384 | Cite as

Magnetic and Structural Properties of Novel Neodymium-Tin Spinel Ferrite Nanoparticles

  • L. Fkhar
  • A. El Kenz
  • M. Hamedoun
  • A. Benyoussef
  • M. Ait Ali
  • O. MounkachiEmail author
Original Paper


Novel spinel neodymium-tin ferrite nanoparticles (Nd0.5Sn0.5Fe2O4) have been synthesized by the coprecipitation method; x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer (SQUID) techniques were used to characterize the crystal structure, morphology, and magnetic properties. The spinel structure of a single phase is obtained according to XRD results. From TEM characterization results, we obtained a spherical morphology with an average of 13 nm. Magnetic measurement indicates that the nanoparticles have a superparamagnetic phase with a corresponding blocking temperature (TB) of about 360 K. These new nanomaterials can potentially be used in nanoelectronic devices, magnetic sensors, and hyperthermia application.


Ferrite SnFe2O4 Magnetic proprieties Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles 



This work was supported by the MESRSFC in the framework of the national program PPR under contract no. PPR/2015/71.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Fkhar
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. El Kenz
    • 3
  • M. Hamedoun
    • 2
  • A. Benyoussef
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. Ait Ali
    • 1
  • O. Mounkachi
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Coordination Chemistry Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia (UCA-FSSM)Cadi Ayyad UniversityMarrakechMorocco
  2. 2.Materials and Nanomaterials CentreMoroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research, MAScIRRabatMorocco
  3. 3.LaMCScI, Faculty of ScienceMohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco
  4. 4.Hassan II Academy of Science and TechnologyRabatMorocco

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