Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 2973–2979 | Cite as

Magnetic Properties of MFeCrO4 (M = Co/Ni) Prepared by Solution Combustion Method

  • Nygil Thomas
  • V. D. SudheeshEmail author
  • Harish Kumar Choudhary
  • Balaram Sahoo
  • Swapna S. Nair
  • N. Lakshmi
  • Varkey Sebastian
Original Paper


Single phase MFeCrO4 (M = Co/Ni) nanosized samples are prepared by solution combustion method using glycine as fuel. Lattice parameter obtained after Rietveld refinement of the powder x-ray diffraction pattern of CoCrFeO4 and NiCrFeO4 samples are 8.374 and 8.325 Å and corresponding crystallite sizes are 40 and 27 nm, respectively. FTIR spectra of both samples show tetrahedral and octahedral metal oxygen bond stretching peaks at 596 and 488 cm−1, indicating spinel phase formation. DC magnetisation study indicates that both samples are ferrimagnetic at room temperature, with CoCrFeO4 having a higher value of saturation magnetisation. Mössbauer spectra indicate the presence of magnetic relaxation in the samples. Also, the strength of interaction with nearest neighbour Fe3+ cations is higher in NiCrFeO4.


Spinel oxides Combustion synthesis Magnetic materials Mössbauer spectroscopy 


Funding Information

This work has been supported by UGC-Innovative and DST-FIST programmes of Nirmalagiri College, Nirmalagiri.N. Thomas acknowledges the financial support given by UGC Minor project, Department of Chemistry, Nirmalagiri College.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nygil Thomas
    • 1
  • V. D. Sudheesh
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Harish Kumar Choudhary
    • 4
  • Balaram Sahoo
    • 4
  • Swapna S. Nair
    • 5
  • N. Lakshmi
    • 6
  • Varkey Sebastian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNirmalagiri CollegeKannurIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNirmalagiri CollegeKannurIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsNSS College NemmaraPalakkadIndia
  4. 4.Materials Research CentreIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsCentral University of KeralaKasaragodIndia
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsMohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

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