The morphology and evolution of magnetic properties in multisample sintering (MSS) of yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12, YIG) and single-sample sintering (SSS) of nickel zinc ferrite (Ni0.6Zn0.4Fe2O4, NZF) were studied in detail, focusing on the parallel evolving relationship with their dependences on sintering temperature. Sintering is an important process in ferrite fabrication which involved the process of transforming a noncrystalline powder into a polycrystalline solid by heating process. Under the influence of heat, the surface area is reduced through the formation and growth of bond between the particles associated with reduction in surface energy. This makes the particles move closer, grains to form by the movement of grain boundaries to grow over pores, and results in decreasing the porosity and increasing the density of the sample. Technological applications, especially in electronics applications, require high-density nanostructured ferrites, integrated by sintering from nanoparticles. The evolution from low to high sintering temperature will result in the transition from disordered to ordered ferromagnetism behavior. Multisample sintering (MSS) of yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12, YIG) and single-sample sintering (SSS) of nickel zinc ferrite (Ni0.6Zn0.4Fe2O4, NZF) have been used as a studied material in this research work.
Part of the book: Sintering Technology