The Effect of Europium Doping on the Structural and Magnetic Properties of GdMnO3 Multiferroic Ceramics

Authors

1 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Marmara University

2 Materials Technology, university of Bahri

Abstract

Single phase Eu doped GdMnO3 ceramics were prepared using solid state reaction route. Several different characterization techniques were used to investigate the structural and magnetic properties of the samples, including X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDX) and Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM). All samples indicated single phase which confirmed by XRD and SEM. Magnetic measurements of the doped samples at low temperature (10K) revealed the existence of ferromagnetic order with certain doping concentration which could be possibly due to slight structural distortion in the lattice.  Eu doped GdMnO3 could be the potential candidate for multiferroic application exhibiting better ferromagnetic property.

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