Ferrites without iron as potential quantum materials

Danrui Ni, Robert J. Cava

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Ferrites crystallize in a variety of different structure types, which, although their formulas may at first appear to be too complex to understand intuitively, are in fact built from the stacking of only a handful of simple building blocks. Ferrites without iron, in contrast to the well-known iron-based ferrites, remain understudied, although many family members with distinctive structural and physical properties are known. This review briefly introduces the solid-state chemistry of ferrite compounds, primarily describing their crystal structures, followed by a summary of the reported structure-property relations of the iron-free members of this large family of materials. We also consider beta aluminas to be members of the iron-free ferrite structure family and describe them here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100346
JournalProgress in Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - Jun 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • Beta alumina
  • Block stacking
  • Ferrite
  • Kagomé lattice
  • Oxides


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