Structure, dielectric and magnetic properties of Ba6FeNb9O30 tungsten bronze ceramics
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Ba6FeNb9O30 ceramics were synthesized by a standard solid-state sintering process. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) refinements were carried out to analyze the crystal structure, and the dielectric, ferroelectric and magnetic properties were investigated and discussed. The tetragonal tungsten bronze structure in space group P4bm was determined with the lattice parameters: a = 12.597(6) Å, b = 12.597(6) Å, c = 3.989(1) Å. An extremely high dielectric constant was indicated at higher temperatures, and it dropped quickly when the sample was cooled down through a critical temperature, and this critical temperature showed strong frequency dependence. This dielectric relaxation was more obviously observed in the dielectric loss curve. The nonlinear magnetic hysteresis curve was observed in the present ceramics at 5 K, which was related to the magnetic ions (Fe3+) in tungsten bronze structure.
KeywordsHigh Dielectric Constant Tungsten Bronze Tetragonal Tungsten Bronze Strong Frequency Dependence Tungsten Bronze Structure
The present work was supported by Natural Science Foundation of China under grant numbers 50832005 and 90922024.
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