A low-temperature-fired multifunctional varistor-magnetic ferrite material - CuCr0.2Fe1.8O4

Li Then Mei, Hsing I. Hsiang, Chi Shiung Hsi, Hui Wen Ye

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A novel low temperature-fired (950°) multifunctional varistor-magnetic ferrite material can be obtained by adding V2O5 into CuCr0.2Fe1.8O4 ferrite. The relationship between the grain-boundary composition and varistor properties were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy (XPS). The addition of V2O5 can effectively reduce the sintering temperature of CuCr0.2Fe1.8O4 ferrites totemperatures of lower than 950°. Moreover, the V5+ ions dissolved into spinel structure andacted as donor dopant, which resulted in the semi-conductive grain. The copper-rich observation at the grain boundary based on the TEM and EDS results implied that copper oxide would possibly develop atthe grain boundary as the acceptor state, forming double Schottky barriers with the n-type semiconductor grains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-909
Number of pages14
JournalChinese Journal of Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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