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Observation of superficial antiferromagnetism in Co3O4 polycrystals

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Author(s):
von Dreifus, Driele [1, 2] ; Pereira, Ernesto Chaves [2] ; Aparecido de Oliveira, Adilson Jesus [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fis, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Quim, CP 676, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS; v. 2, n. 11 NOV 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

We report on a systematic study about the magnetic properties of Co3O4 polycrystals with large size distribution (100-1200 nm) and the crystallite size of 68(4) nm on average. An antiferromagnetic transition at TN = 32 K, extensively reported in the literature for Co3O4, was observed. Furthermore, another transition at Tt = 14 K, which is suppressed for H >= 35 kOe, was also identified. An increase in the magnetic susceptibility, as well as irreversibility between zero field cooled and field cooled data below Tt were observed. The non-detection of a coercive field below Tt, and the fact that Tt and TN are independent from the driven frequencies in ac magnetic measurements as a function of temperature, confirm that both peaks are associated to antiferromagnetic transitions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54082-2 - Acquisition of a vibranting sample magnetometer coupled with a superconducting quantum interference device assensor (Squid-VSM) with cryogenic closed cycle
Grantee:Ernesto Chaves Pereira de Souza
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 12/24025-0 - Magnetic, electrical and magnetostrictive properties of multiferroic composites and dilute magnetic semiconductors oxides
Grantee:Adilson Jesus Aparecido de Oliveira
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC