Accession Number : AD0618386

Title :   EVALUATION OF SINGLE-CRYSTAL PLANAR HEXAGONAL FERRITES FOR APPLICATION TO MICROWAVE DEVICES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Dixon,Samuel ,Jr. ; Bruscella,John ; Tauber,Arthur ; Savage,Robert O.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : To satisfy Army device requirements in radar, countermeasures, and satellite systems between 9 and 140 kMc, a wide variety of nonlinear, ferromagnetic components such as power limiters, tunable filters, and pulsed, ferromagnetic generators must be designed and constructed. Such devices, presently restricted because of an inherent frequency limitation or the prohibitively large d-c field requirement, demand a material with unique properties (high magnetic anisotropy) to permit efficient device operation with small, applied fields. After several years of research and development, single crystals of ZnY (Ba2Zn2Fe2O3), modified by substituted manganese, have yielded crystals with a resonance linewidth of 3.8 oersteds at 9.0 kMc and room temperature. This represents the lowest value reported for planar, hexagonal ferrites. From the observed threshold field, a spin-wave linewidth of 1.24 oersteds was calculated. An experimental subsidiary resonance limiter at 17.2 kMc was designed and its characteristics are being evaluated using Mn-ZnY crystals. At Ku-band frequencies and above, d-c magnetic field requirements are smaller for Mn-ZnY than for yttrium-iron-garnet, permitting a smaller, lighter device. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, FERRITES), (*FERRITES, SINGLE CRYSTALS), BARIUM COMPOUNDS, ZINC COMPOUNDS, ADDITIVES, MANGANESE, MAGNETIC RESONANCE, LINE SPECTRA, K BAND, MAGNETIC FIELDS, CRYSTAL GROWTH, HEAT TREATMENT, PUMPING(ELECTRONICS), LIMITERS, FERRATES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE