Magnetic Properties of Ni-NiO (Ferromagnetic–Antiferromagnetic) Nanocomposites Obtained from a Partial Mechanochemical Reduction of NiO
Abstract:The magnetic properties of ferromagnetic (FM)–antiferromagnetic (AFM), Ni-NiO, nanocomposites obtained from a reactive ball milling reduction of NiO in H2 atmosphere have been studied. The formation of ferromagnetic Ni from antiferromagnetic NiO can be accurately followed by the increase of the saturation magnetization. The microstructure of the nanocomposite, consisting of FM Ni nanoparticles embedded in an AFM NiO matrix leads to exchange bias effects, i.e., loop shifts and coercivity enhancement, after field cooling from above the Néel temperature of NiO.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2008
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