Sol-gel synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline praseodymium orthoferrite

Keywords: Sol-gel synthesis, Methanol, Praseodymium orthoferrite, Magnetic property


In this work, nano-sized crystalline praseodymium orthoferrite was successfully synthesized via sol-gel method using water – methanol co-solvent. Single-phase PrFeO3 nanoparticles were formed after annealing the precursors at 650, 750, 850, and 950 °C during 60 min. The crystal size, lattice volume and coercivity (Hc) of nanocrystalline PrFeO3 increase with the annealing temperature. The obtained praseodymium orthoferrite exhibited paramagnetic properties with Hc = 28 – 34 Oe


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Xuan Vuong Bui, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Sai Gon University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam

PhD in Chemistry, Lecturer of
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Sai Gon University, Ho Chi
Minh City, Vietnam; e-mail:

Anh Tien Nguyen, Faculty of Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam

PhD in Chemistry, Chief of
General and Inorganic Chemistry Department, Ho Chi
Minh City University of Education, Vietnam; E-mail:


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How to Cite
Bui, X. V., & Nguyen, A. T. (2021). Sol-gel synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline praseodymium orthoferrite. Condensed Matter and Interphases, 23(2), 196-203.
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