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Physics Research International
Volume 2012, Article ID 591839, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/591839
Review Article

Novel Applications of Ferrites

Departamento de Materiales Metálicos y Cerámicos, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, P.O. Box 70360, Coyoacán 04510, México City, DF, Mexico

Received 26 July 2011; Accepted 21 December 2011

Academic Editor: Arcady Zhukov

Copyright © 2012 Raúl Valenzuela. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The applications of ferrimagnetic oxides, or ferrites, in the last 10 years are reviewed, including thin films and nanoparticles. The general features of the three basic crystal systems and their magnetic structures are briefly discussed, followed by the most interesting applications in electronic circuits as inductors, in high-frequency systems, in power delivering devices, in electromagnetic interference suppression, and in biotechnology. As the field is considerably large, an effort has been made to include the original references discussing each particular application on a more detailed manner.