Mössbauer and magnetic studies of nanocrystalline γ ′-Fe4N
Iron nitrides are attractive as they show excellent magnetic properties which can be utilized as recording and permanent magnetic materials for potential applications. Due to the high saturation magnetization and chemical stability, γ ′-Fe4N compound is widely investigated as a promising high density magnetic recording material. γ ′-Fe4N particles were synthesized by conventional gaseous nitriding in a heated atmosphere containing ammonia as a source of nitrogen. X-ray diffraction, 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, vibrating sample magnetometer, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy are used for the characterization of the as prepared sample.
KeywordsIron nitrides Ferro magnetism Mössbauer spectroscopy
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