Fraction of Rare-Earth (Sm/Nd)-Lanthanum Ferrite-Based Perovskite Ferroelectric and Magnetic Nanopowders

Raji RameshKumar, Tholkappiyan Ramachandran, Karthikeyan Natarajan, Munisamy Muralidharan, Fathalla Hamed, Vishista Kurapati

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Multiferroic compound, especially LaFeO 3 -based perovskite nanopowders that exhibit robust simultaneous ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity, are widely investigated and applied in different applications. In this work, we report the synthesis and characterization pertaining to fraction of rare-earth (Sm/Nd)-substituted lanthanum ferrite based perovskite nanopowders via solid-state technique. The multiferroic phenomenon is the fundamental approach to combine both the ferromagnetic and ferroelectric properties in a single system. Reduction in crystallite size, as well as some lattice distortion effects, are included to show the possibilities of tuning the lattice structure, electrical, optical as well as the magnetic properties which are closely connected to the ferroelectric behavior and magnetism. At room temperature, the ferroelectric behavior of La 0.9 (Sm/Nd) 0.1 FeO 3 exhibiting a P-E hysteresis loop became more and more pronounced, indicating the electrical leakage is greatly reduced. The canted antiferromagnetic hysteresis loop shows that the rare-earth (Sm/Nd) ion can significantly affect the magnetic parameters of the materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1703
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2019


  • Lanthanum ferrite
  • UV–Vis spectroscopy
  • ferroelectric
  • optical and magnetic properties
  • solid-state reaction
  • x-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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