Microwave electromagnetic and absorption properties of some LiZn ferrites

Ahmad Nazlim Yusoff, M. H. Abdullah

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The complex scattering parameters (S11*, S 21*, S12* and S22*), microwave dielectric permittivity (εr* = ε r′ - jεr″), magnetic permeability (μr* = μr′ - jμr″) and absorption characteristics of an undoped and doped samples (1 wt% CuO and MgO) of (Li0.5Fe0.5)0.7Zn0.3Fe 2O4 (LiZn ferrite) were measured using a microwave vector network analyzer by means of coaxial two-port and short-S11 techniques in the frequency range of 0.3-13.51 GHz. The addition of CuO and MgO has been found to increase the reflectivity and transmittivity relative to the pure LiZn ferrite. The dielectric constant and loss decrease with the oxide addition but the change in the magnetic permeability is minimal. The ferrites exhibit magnetic resonance due to domain wall movement in the low-frequency regime. The specular absorber method is used in determining the reflection loss (RL) of the absorber at different thicknesses. This would provide a feasible means of determining the frequency and thickness configuration for minimum reflection from the surface of an absorber. Microwave absorption profiles for all samples calculated using the specular absorber method are in good agreement with those obtained experimentally from the short-S11 technique. The ferrites show a low-frequency matching condition when the complex relative dielectric permittivity equals that of the complex relative magnetic permeability (εr* = μr*). The matching frequency is found to increase but with a smaller matching thickness for the doped samples. The second matching condition at higher frequency, which occur due to a geometrical cancellation of the incident and reflected waves at the surface of the absorbers, can only be seen for the LiZn/MgO sample. The second matching condition for the other two samples is assumed to occur at higher frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume269
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Keywords

  • Dielectric permittivity
  • Ferrite
  • Magnetic permeability
  • Microwave absorption
  • Scattering parameters

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Microwave electromagnetic and absorption properties of some LiZn ferrites. / Yusoff, Ahmad Nazlim; Abdullah, M. H.

In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 269, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 271-280.

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