2018 : Ce-Doping and Reduction Annealing Effects on Magnetic Properties of Pr2-xCexCuO4 Nanoparticles

Prof. Dr. Suasmoro


Abstract

Magnetic properties of reduced T’-Pr2-xCexCuO4 (T’-PCCO) nanoparticles with x = 0, 0.10, and 0.15 have been investigated. The T’-PCCO samples were synthesized by the chemically dissolved method with HNO3 as dissolving agents and by the succeeding calcination at 1000 °C for 15 h in air. The reduced T’-PCCO samples were obtained by the reduction annealing at 700 °C for 10 h in Argon atmosphere and at 700 °C for 12 h in vacuum. Rietveld analyses of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns for all the samples have revealed dependences of the c-axis length and the crystal size on the Ce doping and the reduction annealing. XRD analyses and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images have confirmed T’-PCCO nanoparticles with the size of around 40–100 nm. Magnetic properties of all the T’-PCCO nanoparticles were studied by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID …