Structural aspects LiNbO3 nanoparticles and their ferromagnetic properties

Carlos A. Diaz-Moreno, Rurik Farias-Mancilla, Jose T. Elizalde-Galindo, Jesus González-Hernández, Abel Hurtado-Macias, Daniel Bahena, Miguel José-Yacamán, Manuel Ramos

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We present a solid-state synthesis of ferromagnetic lithium niobate nanoparticles (LiNbO3) and their corresponding structural aspects. In order to investigate the effect of heat treatments, two batches of samples with a heat-treated (HT) and non-heat-treated (nHT) reduction at 650°C in 5% of hydrogen/argon were considered to investigate the multiferroic properties and their corresponding structural aspects; using magnetometry and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). Results indicate the existence of ferromagnetic domains with a magnetic moment per unit cell of 5.24 × 10-3 μB; caused mainly due to voids and defects on the nanoparticle surface, as confirmed by STEM measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7217-7225
Number of pages9
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferroelectric
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Lithium niobate
  • Nanoparticles
  • Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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