Ferrite Materials for Memory Applications


The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of various ferrite materials used for memory applications. The distinct feature of the book is the construction of charge density of ferrites by deploying the maximum entropy method (MEM). This charge density gives the distribution of charges in the ferrite unit cell, which is analyzed for charge related properties.


Ferrite Materials for Memory Applications
R. Saravanan
Materials Research Foundations Volume 18
Publication Date 2017, 172 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-38-8 (release date November 11th, 2017)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-39-5
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291395

In the modern world, the life style of humans is greatly influenced by electronic gadgets. These electronic gadgets need semiconducting and magnetic materials. In particular, the magnetic materials which find applications in almost all such gadgets need to be researched and better understood. Magnetism has diverse applications, from simple “loadstone” to complex DNA sequencing.
The aim of this book is to describe the synthesis and characterization of various nano ferrite materials used for memory applications. It is now well established that materials synthesized in nanometer scale have novel properties compared to their bulk counterparts. The distinct feature of the book is the construction of charge density diagrams of ferrites by using the maximum entropy method (MEM). It is analyzed how the charge density distribution in the ferrite unit cell affects charge related properties.

Magnetic Materials, Nano Ferrite Materials Characterization Techniques, Dielectric Studies, Maximum Entropy Method (MEM), Magnetic Properties, Optical Properties, Dielectric Properties

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Results Results 42
Chapter 3 Discussion 120
Chapter 4 Summary 153
Keywords 157
About the author 158


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About the Author

Dr Ramachandran Saravanan, has been associated with the Department of Physics, The Madura College, affiliated with the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India from the year 2000. He is the head of the Research Centre and PG department of Physics. He worked as a research associate during 1998 at the Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan and then as a visiting researcher at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan up to 2000.

Earlier, he was awarded the Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi, India, during Mar. 1991 – Feb.1993; awarded Research Associateship by CSIR, New Delhi, during 1994 – 1997. Then, he was awarded a Research Associateship again by CSIR, New Delhi, during 1997- 1998. Later he was awarded the Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship in1998 (Japan) for doing research at a Japanese Research Institute (not availed by him due to the simultaneous occurrence of other Japanese employment).

He has guided eleven Ph.D. scholars as of 2017, and about five researchers are working under his guidance on various research topics in materials science, crystallography and condensed matter physics. He has published around 140 research articles in reputed Journals, mostly International, apart from around 50 presentations in conferences, seminars and symposia. He has also guided around 60 M.Phil. scholars and an equal number of PG students for their projects. He has attracted government funding in India, in the form of Research Projects. He has completed two CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India), one UGC (University Grants Commission, India) and one DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization, India) research projects successfully and is proposing various projects to Government funding agencies like CSIR, UGC and DST.

He has written 8 books in the form of research monographs including; “Experimental Charge Density – Semiconductors, oxides and fluorides” (ISBN-13: 978-3-8383-8816-8; ISBN-10:3-8383-8816-X), “Experimental Charge Density – Dilute Magnetic Semiconducting (DMS) materials” (ISBN-13: 978-3-8383-9666-8; ISBN-10: 3-8383-9666-9) and “Metal and Alloy Bonding – An Experimental Analysis” (ISBN -13: 978-1-4471-2203-6). He has committed to write several books in the near future.

His expertise includes various experimental activities in crystal growth, materials science, crystallographic, condensed matter physics techniques and tools as in slow evaporation, gel, high temperature melt growth, Bridgman methods, CZ Growth, high vacuum sealing etc. He and his group are familiar with various equipment such as: different types of cameras; Laue, oscillation, powder, precession cameras; Manual 4-circle X-ray diffractometer, Rigaku 4-circle automatic single crystal diffractometer, AFC-5R and AFC-7R automatic single crystal diffractometers, CAD-4 automatic single crystal diffractometer, crystal pulling instruments, and other crystallographic, material science related instruments. He and his group have sound computational capabilities on different types of computers such as: IBM – PC, Cyber180/830A – Mainframe, SX-4 Supercomputing system – Mainframe. He is familiar with various kind of software related to crystallography and materials science. He has written many computer software programs himself as well. Around twenty of his programs (both DOS and GUI versions) have been included in the SINCRIS software database of the International Union of Crystallography.