Material Research Innovations

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 3–26

The perovskite structure – a review of its role in ceramic science and technology

  • A. S. Bhalla
  • R. Guo
  • R. Roy
Review

Abstract 

Starting with the history of the fundamental science of the relation of structure to composition delineated completely by Goldschmidt, we use the perovskite structure to illustrate the enormous power of crystal chemistry-based intelligent synthesis in creating new materials.

The perovskite structure is shown to be the single most versatile ceramic host. By appropriate changes in composition one can modify the most significant electroceramic dielectric (BaTiO3 and its relatives) phase in industry, into metallic conductors, superconductors or the highest pressure phases in the earth. After an historical introduction of the science, detailed treatment of the applications is confined to the most recent research on novel uses in piezoelectric, ferroelectric and related applications.

Keywords Perovskite Crystal-chemistry Tolerance factor Ferroics Electro-ceramics 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Bhalla
    • 1
  • R. Guo
    • 1
  • R. Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA e-mail: asb2@psu.edu Tel.: +1-814-8659232, Fax: +1-814-8637846US

Personalised recommendations