Structural and electrical properties of La3+ ions substituted MnFe2O4 ferrite nanoparticles synthesized via cost-effective reverse micelles strategy

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La3+ ions substituted manganese ferrite (MnFe2-xLaxO4) nanoparticles via reverse micelles strategy were synthesized and their structural and electrical properties are discussed in this article. Using low-cost precursors, mono-dispersed, and well crystalline MnFe2-xLaxO4 nanoparticles were prepared at low temperature. X-ray diffraction (XRD) explored cubic spinel structure with minute secondary phase as LaFeO3. The crystallite size of MnFe2-xLaxO4 was found to increase from 12.82 nm to 15.95 nm with increased La3+ ions contents. The room temperature Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra were recorded in the wavenumber range 1000–400 cm−1 that showed the vibrational bands of octahedral and tetrahedral complexes. These bands are the fingerprints of spinel ferrites. Surface morphology characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) revealed the relative spherical morphology of prepared spinel ferrite particles. The elemental composition analysis from Energy-dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy confirmed the presence of expected elements in the samples. The modification in resistivity and the enhancement in the dielectric parameters suggested the possible utilization of these soft ferrite nanoparticles in advanced electronics, especially the devices that are required to operate at high frequencies.

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