Microwave and magneto-optic properties of ε-Fe2O3 nanoparticles arising in borate glasses doped with Fe and Gd
Kirensky Institute of Physics, FRC KSC RAS, Krasnoyarsk, 660036, Russia
2 Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, 660036, Russia
3 LOMA, UMR 5798 Université Bordeaux 1-CNRS, Talence cedex, 33405, France
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Published online: 4 July 2018
The ε-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in borate glasses co-doped with low concentrations of Fe2O3 and Gd2O3 were investigated with two experimental techniques – visible magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and electron spin resonance (ESR). The most prominent features of the MCD spectra are: non-linear dependence of the spectral maxima intensities on the Gd concentration and strong increase with the temperature decrease. The ESR spectra of these glasses exhibit two features with g = 4.3 due to the diluted Fe3+ ions and 2.0 associated both with Fe3+ ions and with nanoparticles. The integrated spectra intensities do not follow the T-1 Curie law suggesting a considerable contribution from the magnetically ordered nanoparticles to ESR. Analysis of the MCD and ESR concentration dependences allow suggestion on the Gd ions incorporation into nanoparticles.
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