1 Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007, India.

2 Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007, India. Geethanjali college of Engineering and Technology, Cheeryal, Hyderabad 501301


Microwave-hydrothermal (M-H) method had been employed to synthesize a series of Dy3+doped Mn-Zn ferrite Mn0.6Zn0.4Fe2–xDyxO4 (x=0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05, 0.07, 0.09) nanopowders at 160°C/30 min. The prepared samples have been characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer. The grain size of sintered ferrites are in the range of 60-70 nm. Decrease in saturation magnetization and increase in coercivity were observed with an increase of Dy3+ concentration in Mn-Zn ferrites. The complex permeability and complex permittivity of the prepared samples were measured in the frequency range of 2–18 GHz using a using a vector network analyzer. It is observed that small variation of Dy3+ substitution in spinel ferrite tailored microwave absorbing parameters dramatically. The reflection loss (RL) increased with the Dy3+ content upto x ≤ 0.03. The sample with x=0.03 of thickness 2.3 mm showed minimum reflection loss of -20.5 dB with a bandwidth of 3.8 GHz. Thus the present materials exhibit good microwave absorption properties and hence can act as EMI suppressors. Copyright © 2018 VBRI Press.


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