CoO-doping is known to stabilize the temperature dependence of initial permeability and magnetic losses in Mn-Zn ferrites, besides providing, with appropriate dopant contents, good soft magnetic response at and around room temperature. These effects, thought to derive from the mechanism of anisotropy compensation, are, however, poorly assessed from a quantitative viewpoint. In this work, we overcome such limitations by providing, besides extensive experimental investigation vs frequency (DC–1 GHz), CoO content (0 ≤ CoO ≤ 6000 ppm), and temperature (−20 °C ≤ T ≤ 130 °C) of permeability and losses of sintered Mn-Zn ferrites, a comprehensive theoretical framework. This relies on the separate identification of domain wall motion and moment rotations and on a generalized approach to magnetic loss decomposition. The average effective anisotropy constant ⟨Keff⟩ is obtained and found to monotonically decrease with temperature, depending on the CoO content. The quasistatic energy loss Wh is then predicted to pass through a deep minimum for CoO = 3000–4000 ppm at and below the room temperature, while becoming weakly dependent on CoO under increasing T. The rotational loss Wrot(f) is calculated via the complex permeability, as obtained from the Landau-Lifshitz equation for distributed values of the local effective anisotropy field Hk,eff (i.e., ferromagnetic resonance frequency). Finally, the excess loss Wexc(f) is derived and found to comply with suitable analytical formulation. It is concluded that, by achieving, via the rotational permeability, value and behavior of the magnetic anisotropy constant, we can predict the ensuing properties of hysteresis, excess, and rotational losses.
The temperature dependence of magnetic losses in CoO-doped Mn-Zn ferrites
Cinzia Beatrice, Samuel Dobák, Vasiliki Tsakaloudi, Carlo Ragusa, Fausto Fiorillo; The temperature dependence of magnetic losses in CoO-doped Mn-Zn ferrites. J. Appl. Phys. 14 October 2019; 126 (14): 143902. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5118824
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