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Physics Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 4835328, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4835328
Research Article

Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn Doped BiFeO3 Nanomaterials

1Department of Physics, Government Institute of Electronics, Secunderabad 500026, India
2Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Nishitha College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad 509215, India
3Department of Physics, JNTUH College of Engineering Jagtial, Nachupally (Kondagattu), Karimnagar 505 501, India

Received 18 October 2015; Accepted 22 February 2016

Academic Editor: Ali Hussain Reshak

Copyright © 2016 V. Srinivas et al. 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

Nanocrystalline    materials were synthesized using sol-gel technique. The structural and magnetic properties were investigated in detail. Rietveld analysis from XRD revealed the structural formation of BiFeO3. As the Mn doping concentration was increased, the structure of BiFeO3 changed from rhombohedral to tetragonal. All the M-H loops showed the ferromagnetic behavior in the prepared samples. Magnetization was observed to enhance as the Mn doping concentration was increased. The enhanced magnetization may be due to the collapse of the space modulated spin structure as observed from the structural changes.