Journal of Solid State Physics http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2014 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Structural, Electrical, and Magnetic Study of SrNi2+(Li1+Fe3+)0.5Fe16O27 Ferrite Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:13:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jssp/2013/471472/ W-type ferrite having chemical formula SrNi(LiFe)0.5Fe16O27 was prepared by using conventional solid state reaction method at little low temperature (1100°C). The prolonged and continuous heating resulted in better product formation and it has validated that the Lithium present in the compound facilitates the synthesis. Typical IR bands observed are assigned to the Fe–O bonds in S block of W ferrite structure and the band near 914.3 cm−1 is assigned to the stretching vibrations of Sr–O. High resistivity is found which suggested presence of very small amount of mixed valency cations on equivalent lattice apart from the little amount created due to the release of an electron by divalent Ni to become trivalent. The magnetic properties of compound do not differ much from those of the reported for SrNi2W ferrite except a little decrease in saturation magnetization at room temperature due to canting effect. The experimental observations support presumed site preferences to a greater extent and also the prediction that the Li present on sub-lattice results in small canting effect of 12k cations. The low value of coercivity observed is attributed to the larger particle size resulting due to prolonged heating. P. R. Arjunwadkar, M. Y. Salunkhe, and C. M. Dudhe Copyright © 2013 P. R. Arjunwadkar et al. All rights reserved. Study of Materials for Drugs Delivery: cis-[PtCl2(NH3)2] Hydrolysis on Functionalized SiO2(100) Surfaces Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:26:59 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jssp/2013/363209/ The hydrolysis of the cis-platin drug on a SiO2(100) hydrated surface was investigated by computational modeling. The cisplatin molecule presents weak interactions with the neighbouring OH groups of the hydrated surface. The cisplatin hydrolysis is not favourable on the SiO2(100) surface. Consequently, the adsorption properties of SiO2(100) are improved considering the surface's modification with K, Mg, or NH2 functional species. In general, the system is more stable and the molecule-surface distance is reduced when cisplatin is adsorbed on the promoted surfaces. The hydrolysis is a favourable process on the SiO2(100) functionalized surfaces. The cisplatin hydrolysis is most favoured when the surface is functionalized with the NH2 specie. The electron density exchange plays a main role in the adsorption process. cis-[PtCl2(NH3)2] and cis-[PtCl(NH3)2]+ are adsorbed on the functionalized surface via Cl–N and Cl–Si interactions, while the cis-[Pt(NH3)2]2+ complex is adsorbed through Pt–O, Pt–Si, and Pt–H interactions. After adsorption, the strength of the N–Si, Si–O, and N–H superficial bonds of the functionalized SiO2(100) changes favouring the interaction between the molecule and their complexes with the surface. A. Díaz Compañy, G. Brizuela, and S. Simonetti Copyright © 2013 A. Díaz Compañy et al. All rights reserved. X-Ray Magnetic Dichroism in the Cobalt-Doped Indium Tin Oxide from First Principle Calculations Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:40:38 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jssp/2013/213594/ The electronic structure of the Co-doped indium tin oxide (ITO) diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs) were investigated theoretically from first principles, using the fully relativistic Dirac linear muffin-tin orbital band structure method. The X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) spectra at the Co , In , Sn , and O edges were investigated theoretically from first principles. The origin of the XMCD spectra in these compounds was examined. The calculated results are compared with available experimental data. V. N. Antonov, L. V. Bekenov, L. P. Germash, and N. A. Plotnikov Copyright © 2013 V. N. Antonov et al. All rights reserved. Dielectric Properties of Rhombohedral Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:18:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jssp/2013/451563/ Dielectric materials are needed in many electrical and electronic applications. So, basic characterizations need to be done for all dielectrics. (PN) is ferroelectric and piezoelectric only in its orthorhombic phase, with potential high temperature applications. So, its rhombohedral phase, frequently formed as an undesirable impurity in the preparation of orthorhombic PN, has been ignored with respect to possible dielectric characterizations. Here, essentially single phase rhombohedral PN has been prepared, checking structure from XRD Rietveld Analysis, and the real and imaginary parts of permittivity measured in an Impedance Spectrometer (IS) up to ~ and over 20 Hz to 5.5 MHz range, for heating and some cooling runs. Variations, with temperature, of relaxation time constant (), AC and DC conductivity, bulk resistance, activation energy and capacitance have been explored from our IS data. Kriti Ranjan Sahu and Udayan De Copyright © 2013 Kriti Ranjan Sahu and Udayan De. All rights reserved. The Phenomenological Description of Plastic Flow in Solids Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:29:44 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jssp/2013/604714/ In the framework of the phenomenological scheme a self-consistent description of the transition from the solid state to the plastic flow was presented taking into account the point defects such as interstitials and vacancies. On the basis of the system of synergistic equations the dependencies of the internal stresses and curvature of the velocity profile of the shear displacement on the order parameter as well as the stationary distribution of the concentration of vacancies were found. O. V. Yushchenko and D. S. Trotskaya Copyright © 2013 O. V. Yushchenko and D. S. Trotskaya. All rights reserved.