Magnetic properties of ilmenite-hematite films and bulk samples

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  • Ilmenite-hematite [(FeTi O3)1-x - (Fe2 O3)x] is a solid solution system with intrinsic ferrimagnetic and semiconducting properties. Bulk ceramic samples and epitaxial thin films have been prepared with magnetization values of up to 1500 G (bulk) and 700 G (thin films) at room temperature. Superparamagnetic behavior was discriminated from ferrimagnetic properties using field cooled and zero field cooled measurements. The blocking temperature exceeds room temperature for samples with composition x>0.25. Using magnetic force microscopy, the domain structure in the thin ilmenite-hematite films was detected. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
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  • Dou J; Navarrete L; Schad R; Padmini P; Pandey RK; Guo H; Gupta A
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  • 103
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  • 7