Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 3373–3377 | Cite as

Sol–gel preparation and characterization of perovskite lanthanum lithium titanate

  • Ionela Carazeanu PopoviciEmail author
  • Elisabeta Chirila
  • Viorica Popescu
  • Victor Ciupina
  • Gabriel Prodan
Size-Dependent Effects


Lanthanum lithium titanate, belonging to the solid solution La0.66Li0.33TiO3, was prepared by sol–gel method from LiNO3, La(NO3)3·6H2O and Ti(OC4H9)4 in ideal cation stoichiometry for La0.66Li0.33TiO3. The synthesized product was characterized by X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) and thermal analyses (DTA-TG). Electron microscopy investigations (SEM and TEM) was used to evaluate the morphology of synthesized La0.66Li0.33TiO3.

The bulk quantities of nano-sized particles of layered La0.66Li0.33TiO3 have been obtained at 1,000°C using the modified sol–gel method. The mean diameter of La0.66Li0.33TiO3 nano-crystals was about 123 nm.


Select Area Electron Diffraction TiO3 Powder Lithium Titanate Titanium Butoxide HOCH2CH2OH 



The experimental part of this study was possible with the support of the Socrates-Erasmus Programme and of Prof. dr. Joop Schoonman, Delft University of Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ionela Carazeanu Popovici
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elisabeta Chirila
    • 1
  • Viorica Popescu
    • 1
  • Victor Ciupina
    • 2
  • Gabriel Prodan
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentOvidius UniversityConstantzaRomania
  2. 2.Electron Microscopy LaboratoryOvidius UniversityConstantzaRomania

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