Sol-Gel Synthesis and Characterization of Selected Transition Metal Nano-Ferrites

  • Aurelija GATELYTĖ Vilnius University
  • Darius JASAITIS Vilnius University
  • Aldona BEGANSKIENĖ Vilnius University
  • Aivaras KAREIVA Vilnius University
Keywords: sol-gel, transition metals, ferrites, nanoparticles


In the present work, the sinterability and formation of nanosized yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12), yttrium perovskite ferrite (YFeO3),cobalt, nickel and zinc iron spinel (CoFe2O4, NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4, respectively) powders by an aqueous sol-gel processes are investigated. The metal ions, generated by dissolving starting materials of transition metals in the diluted acetic acid were complexed by 1,2-ethanediol to obtain the precursors for the transition metal ferrite ceramics. The phase purity of synthesized nano-compounds was characterized by infrared spectroscopy (IR) and powder X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). The microstructural evolution and morphological features of obtained transition metal ferrites were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).