Vol. 14, No. 6 (1958)
FARADAY ROTATION AND LOSS CHARACTERISTICS OF Ni-Mg, Mg-Mn AND Ni-Zn FERRITES IN 3 cm WAVE-LENGTH REGION
1958, 45 (6): 431-441. doi: 10.7498/aps.14.431
Faraday rotation and loss characteristics at 9200 me and at room temperature of Ni-Mg, Mg-Mn and Ni-Zn ferrite rods and disks placed in a circular waveguide are measured as a function of applied longitudinal DC magnetic field.Of particular interest are the results obtained with a new type of Ni-Mg ferrites, since very little data on Ni-Mg ferrites have been published in the literature. In this paper sufficient data are given on Faraday rotation and loss characteristics of a complete range of nickel-magnesium ferrites with composition varying from pure nickel to pure magnesium. Experimental results at 9200 me indicate that for the sintering temperature of 1300℃, the best composition range for nickel-magnesium ferrites would be Ni0.7Mg0.3Fe2O4-Ni0.8Mg0.2Fe2O4. In future, nickel-magnesium ferrites, due to their very low loss, may find practical applications in the microwave field.Comparison information as to the relative merits of these three useful microwave ferrites are given in the form of curves and tables, and their results are discussed in some detail.This paper also gives a summary of the linear theory on Faraday rotation of a linearly polarized wave propagating in ferrite-loaded waveguide which is longitudinally magnetized.