Optical and magnetic properties of solid solutions of In 2-xMn xO 3 (0.05, 0.10 and 0.15) nanoparticles

Sarvari Khatoon, Kelsey Coolahan, Samuel E. Lofland, Tokeer Ahmad

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Mn-doped indium oxide (In 2-xMn xO 3) nanoparticles (7-12 nm) with x = 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15 have been synthesized by solvothermal method using oxalate precursor route for the first time. Powder X-ray diffraction studies showed the formation of monophasic cubic structure of In 2-xMn xO 3 solid solutions. X-ray diffraction and UV-visible reflectance studies revealed that Mn 2+ ions are doped into the In 2O 3 lattice. Reflectance measurements showed red shift in an energy band gap which decreases with an increase in the Mn concentration. Maximum surface area of 768 m 2 g -1 is obtained for In 1.85Mn 0.15O 3 nanoparticles. Magnetization measurement revealed that all the samples are paramagnetic in nature with very weak antiferromagnetic interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-167
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
StatePublished - Dec 25 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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