Low-temperature growth of c-axis-oriented Y-type hexagonal ferrite thin films by the polymeric precursor method

Tatsuo Fujii, Aiko Harano, Makoto Nakanishi, Jun Takada

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Well-crystallized Ba2Zn2Fe12O22 (Zn2-Y) films with high c-axis oritentation were successfully formed on Ag substrates at low temperature by the polymeric precursor method. A precursor solution with stoichiometric Ba2+, Zn2+, and Fe3+ ions was deposited on the substrates by a dip-coating. The films were then heat-treated at temperatures ranging from 700 to 900°C. The crystallization process of c-axis-oriented Zn2-Y films occurred at the considerably low temperature of 750°C, though a small amount of spinel oxides contaminated them. The films had hexagonal grain structures which were developed by increasing the heat-treatment temperature. Magnetization curves of the Zn2-Y film heated at 900°C clearly indicated that the film had large in-plane magnetic anisotropy and had small in-plane coercivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2471-2474
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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