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## Ferrites, Physics tutorial

Ferrites of magnetic interest belong to group of compounds represented by chemical formula MOFe

_{2}O_{3}, where M is divalent metal ion like Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Mg, Zn, Cd, Fe^{2+}, or mixture of these ions.Magnetic Resonance:Dynamical magnetic effects related with spin angular momentum of nuclei and of electrons. Information which can be obtained about solids by resonance studies may be categorized:

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance:Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is the physical phenomenon in which magnetic nuclei in magnetic field absorb and re-emit electromagnetic radiation. This energy is at specific resonance frequency that depends on strength of magnetic field and magnetic properties of isotope of atoms; in practical applications, the frequency is like VHF and UHF television broadcasts (60-1000 MHz). NMR permits observation of specific quantum mechanical magnetic properties of atomic nucleus. Several scientific methods exploit NMR phenomena to study molecular physics, crystals, and non-crystalline materials through NMR spectroscopy. NMR is also routinely utilized in advanced medical imaging methods, such like in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A main feature of NMR is that resonance frequency of particular substance is directly proportional to strength of applied magnetic field. It is this feature which is exploited in imaging techniques; if the sample is placed in non-uniform magnetic field then resonance frequencies of sample's nuclei depend on where in field they are located. As resolution of imaging technique depends on magnitude of magnetic field gradient, several efforts are made to develop increased field strength, frequently using superconductors. Effectiveness of NMR can also be enhanced using hyperpolarisation, and/or using two-dimensional, three-dimensional and higher-dimensional multifrequency methods.

Principle of NMR generally involves two sequential steps:

_{0}._{0}) and nuclei of observation.The two fields are generally chosen to be perpendicular to each other as this maximizes NMR signal strength. Resulting response by total magnetization (M) of nuclear spins is phenomenon that is exploited in NMR spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. Both utilize intense applied magnetic fields (H

_{0}) to get dispersion and very high stability to deliver spectral resolution, details of which are explained by chemical shifts, Zeeman Effect, and Knight shifts (in metals).NMR phenomena are also utilized in low-field NMR, NMR spectroscopy and MRI in Earth's magnetic field (referred to as Earth's field NMR), and in numerous types of magnetometers.

Consider nucleus which has magnetic moment μ and an angular momentum h/2πI. Magnetic moment is related to angular momentum as:

μ = γh/2πI

Where γ is constant called as magnetogyric ratio. By convention I signify nuclear angular momentum measures in units of h/2π. Energy of interaction with applied magnetic field is

U = -μ‾.B‾a

If B‾a = B

_{0}z, thenU = -μzB

_{0}= -γh/2πB_{0}IzAllowed values of Iz are mI = I, I - 1, and U = -m1γh/2πB

_{0}. In magnetic field nucleus with I = 1/2 has two energy levels corresponding to mI = ±1/2. If h/2πω_{o}signifies energy difference between two levels, then h/2πω_{o}= γh/2πB_{o}or ω_{0}= γB_{0}This is basic condition for magnetic resonance absorption.

Ferromagnetic Resonance:Let us summarize unusual characteristics of ferromagnetic resonance:

Consider specimen of cubic ferromagnetic insulator in form of ellipsoid with principal axes parallel to x, y, z axes of a Cartesian coordinate system. Components of internal magnetic field B

_{i}, in ellipsoid are related to applied field byB

_{x}^{i}= B_{x}^{0}- N_{x}M_{x}; B_{y}^{i}= B_{y}^{0}- N_{y}M_{y}; B_{z}^{i }= B_{z}^{0}- N_{z}M_{z}Lorentz field and exchange field don't contribute to torque.

Components of spin equation of motion M = γ(M x B

^{i}) for applied static field, B_{0}z^{^}dM

_{x}/dt = γ(M_{y}B_{z}^{i }- M_{z}B_{y}^{i}) = γ[B_{0}+ (N_{y}- N_{z)}M]M_{y}dM

_{y}/dt = γ[M(-NxMx) - Mx(B0 - NzM)] = γ[B0 + (Nx - Nz)M]MxTo first order we may set dM

_{z}/dt = 0 and M_{z}= M ferromagnetic resonance frequency in applied field Bo isω

_{0}^{2 }= γ^{2}[B_{0}+ (N_{y}- N_{z})μ_{0}M][B_{0}+ (N_{x}- N_{z})μ_{o}M]Frequency ω

_{o}is known as frequency of uniform mode. For sphere N_{x}= N_{y}= N_{z }so that ω_{o}= γB_{o}. For flat plate with B_{o}perpendicular to plate N_{x}= N_{y}= 0; N_{z}= 4π, therefore ferromagnetic resonance frequency isΩ

_{0}= γ(B_{0}- μ_{0}M)If B

_{o}is parallel to plane of plate, xz plane, then N_{x}= N_{z}= 0; N_{y}= 4π, and ω_{0}= γ[B_{0}(B_{0}+ μ_{0}M)]^{1/2}Antiferromagnetic Resonance:Consider uniaxial antiferromagnet with spins on two sublattices, 1 and 2. Suppose that magnetization M

_{1}on sublattice 1 is directed along +z direction by anisotropy field B_{A}z^. Anisotropy energy is energy in a ferromagnetic crystal that directs magnetization along certain crystallographic axes known as directions of easy magnetization. Anisotropy field is the result of anisotropy energy density. Magnetization M_{2}is directed along-z direction by anisotropy field -B_{A}z^. If one sublattice is directed along +z, other will be directed along -z.The exchange fields of M

_{1}and M_{2}areB

_{1}(ex) = -λM_{2}; B_{2}(ex) = - λM_{1}Where λ is positive; B

_{1}is field that acts on spins of sublattice 1, and B_{2}acts on sublattice 2. The total field acting on M_{1}is (B_{1})‾ = -λ(M_{2})‾ + B_{A}z^ the total field acting on M_{2}is (B_{2})‾ = - λ(M_{1})‾-B_{A}z^.The linearized equations of motion are

dM

_{1}^{x}/dt = γ[M_{1}^{y}(λM + B_{A})-M(-λM_{2}^{y})];dM

_{1}^{y}/dt = γ[M(-λM_{2}^{x}) - M_{1}^{x}(λM + B_{A})];dM

_{2}^{x}/dt = γ[M_{2}^{y}(-λM - B_{A})-(-M)(-λM_{1}^{y})];dM

_{2}^{y}/dt = γ[(-M)(-λM_{1}^{x}) - M_{2}^{x}(-λM - B_{A})];We have set M

_{1}^{z}= M; M_{2}^{z}= -MIf we can define M

_{1}^{+}= M_{1}^{x}+ iM_{1}^{y}; M_{2}^{+}= M_{2}^{x}+ iM_{2}^{y}then equation becomes-iωM

_{1}^{+}= -iγ[M1^{+}(B_{A}+ λM) + M2+(λM)];-iωM

_{2}^{+}= -iγ[M2^{+}(B_{A}+ λM) + M1^{+}(λM)];These equations have a solution if, with exchange field B

_{E}≡ λM,Thus, the antiferromagnetic resonance frequency is given by

ω

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