Masters Theses

Abstract

"The effect of minor additions of CaO dopant to a manganese zinc ferrite – Zn.25Mn.75 Fe2.17 O4.0 - on its grain growth and densification kinetics in air at 1250°C., 1300°C., and 1350°C. was studied. Grain growth was controlled over a range of dopant levels. At a sintering temperature of 1350°C. and time of six hours a ferrite with the smallest dopant addition was sintered to the highest density - 98% of theoretical. Under the same sintering conditions ferrites with higher dopant levels also sintered with normal growth but sintered to lower densities.

Due to discontinuous grain growth the ferrite without dopant additions sintered (at 1350°C. for six hours) to densities less than 98% of theoretical. In vacuum or nitrogen-oxygen gas mixture (PO₂ = 10-3 atm.) the sintered density was 95% of theoretical. In vacuum or nitrogen-oxygen gas mixture (PO₂ =10-2 atm.) the sintered density was 93.5% of theoretical. In air the sintered density was 90% of theoretical.

Intermediate stage sintering and grain growth models were applied to the densification and grain growth data for the doped ferrite. It appears that the effect of the dopant is to reduce the diffusion coefficient of oxygen-reducing the densification rate and to control grain growth by decreasing the grain boundary mobility.

Magnetic hysteresis loops were obtained for several doped ferrite toroids sintered to densities ranging from 91% of theoretical to 98% of theoretical. It was found that the maximum magnetic induction, Bmax, increased with increasing sintered density and increasing grain size and reached a maximum of 5400 gauss at a sintered density of 98% of theoretical. It was found that the coercive force, HC, decreased with increasing sintered density and increasing grain size and reached a minimum of 0.3 oersteds at a sintered density of 98% of theoretical"--Abstract, pages ii-iii.

Advisor(s)

Ownby, P. D.

Committee Member(s)

Anderson, H. U. (Harlan U.)
Marshall, S. V., 1927-1999

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Emerson Electric Company

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

x, 91 pages + 26 pages of figures

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-87).

Rights

© 1973 Joel Keith Michel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Spinel -- Microstructure
Ferrites (Magnetic materials)
Sintering

Thesis Number

T 2842

Print OCLC #

6028456

Electronic OCLC #

913834337

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066738~S5

Comments

Twenty-six figures are placed within the document numbered [page number] a.

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